July 29, 2022 – I felt like I was constantly being body-shamed by people in the fashion industry. I remember getting measured for a job and being told that even my fingers were too “fat,” and that I needed to lose weight around my hips. It took the spark and enthusiasm out of me, and it was really bad for my mental health. I started to realize how stupid it all was and eventually flew home because I had just had enough of it.  When I got home and saw my doctor, I realized how serious my condition was, and knew I didn’t want to be this way anymore.  As I continued to recover and feel better about myself, I started to see other people talking about recovering from their own eating disorders on Instagram, Pinterest, and eventually, as it started to blow up, TikTok.  I was scrolling through TikTok one day when I came across a user sharing her experience with recovering from her eating disorder.

I realized there is a whole community on the app of people who had similar experiences to me, and it was great seeing them look so much happier and healthier. 


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