recovering from anorexia

I had a 5 month human photo hiatus. I took no photos of myself. I looked at no photos of others. I boycotted instagram altogether, restricted myself to droolworthy, people-less pictures of interiors on pinterest (and primary school literacy and numeracy ideas but that doesnโ€™t sound glamorous at allโ€ฆ), binned every magazine in the house, and even quit browsing for clothes online and in stores so as to avoid seeing fashion campaigns, mannequins, and modelled clothing. I realised that these… Read more »

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Before reading this post you might want to get some context by reading my prior post on โ€˜What they donโ€™t tell you about being skinnyโ€™. Years ago I had started a pitiful little blog with an entirely different focus. I was getting into photography at the time and, upon viewing countless beautiful images on Tumblr or Pinterest or Flickr etc. – those moody photos of spindly waifs bathing their limbs in sunlit windows, reclining on rumpled white sheets, clutching oversized… Read more »

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When the gaudy commercialism that heralds the Christmas season starts hitting the stores, Iโ€™m usually immune. The plastic pines, giant baubles, and boutique balustrades frothing with tinsel do nothing to spark a warm and festive feeling in my heart and, disappointingly, itโ€™s been a while since Iโ€™ve experienced that childlike excitementย at the sight of rows of โ€˜gift ideasโ€™ lining shop shelves and windows. There is, however, one thing that seems toย be igniting a little thrill this silly season – and… Read more »