Tasting Truth (THE ED PROJECT)
It’s been five years since what I saw in the mirror no longer became a reflection of my actual body, but rather of how my mind decided to distort it. Am I alone? Most certainly not. But for the longest time it sure as hell felt like it. In fact, I felt like despite all the statistics of people my age being diagnosed with eating disorders being shoved in my face, they were all numbers to me, none if it felt real. My road to recovery always felt like such a walk of shame because I had no one to be able to relate to, it felt like my anorexia made me an outsider regardless of how hard I was trying to get back on track with being healthy.
This is what drove me to create this project: To provide people with real stories of eating disorders, to provide them with help from people who’ve gone through the same thing by reading about their experiences, and to give people a chance to speak about this topic from any aspect they want to. Medical websites filled with “the psychology and sciences” of eating disorders and their recovery are all too common, people need real experiences of recovery to know what to expect and to understand that yes, it really is worth it.
“Tasting Truth” needs your submissions, and here is what you can do to help:
Tell me your story, or share your opinions on this topic through your personal experience.
Here are some of the main topics of this project:
1. Full ED stories/Personal recovery experiences
2. Opinions on doctors and psychiatrists who treat ED patients
3. Misconceptions about eating disorders
4. How society sees this issue, and how it is being portrayed
5. How people in your personal life see eating disorders
6. Impacts it has left in your life
7. What is a full recovery?
Of course, it’s not limited to just the above.
I’ve also created a questionnaire-type document with some more main topics of this project. You may choose to fill out the questionnaire like answering interview questions, but it’s not necessary. It’s just there as an option for those who prefer it or would like to use it as inspiration and for ideas.
Any form of submission such as pictures, illustrations, comics, essays, old journal entries, poetry, etc. are all welcome! Your submission can include one of the topics of discussion mentioned, some of them, or something else entirely that relates to this topic. If you think it’s something you would want to share and become a part of your story or if you think it contributes to the project in any form, then include it in your submission! You can submit under a pseudonym if you’d like, through either tumblr HERE or email: email@example.com
Message me if you have any further questions or any ideas that you have but are unsure of. Also, if you’d like to help me run this project and have a lot of ideas for it then please let me know too!
All appropriate submissions will be collected and posted onto this blog.
Thanks for helping out!