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The thing about being young and having an eating disorder is you experience the honeymoon period. You don’t yet know what it’s like to have one while simultaneously dealing with a mortgage or a spouse. And it almost seems like a harmless thing, because at 15, you picture your life at 18 or 21 or 25 or 30 without the obsession with food or weight. You do it because why would you imagine your future with an eating disorder? It doesn’t make sense.

So you go on assuming the eating disorder will be gone by the time you get to those places in your life, but what you don’t realize is that unless you treat it, it will follow you as long as you let it.

You don’t see Lifetime movies about the adult anorexics and bulimics because nobody wants to admit these things stick with you — not the teens who have dreams of going to college and becoming something important, not the adults who still struggle and have to hide it because of the shame.

So listen up all you young people with eating disorders — don’t kid yourselves into thinking your eating disorder will just end. Get help sooner rather than later, because later may never afford you the same opportunities.

Lydia @ edcynic (via edcynic)

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I made a political cartoon for English class about issues in school

It focuses on how teens are expected to make career defining choices with barely any experience, and also how parents often take so much authority that their child’s decision is not actually their own

If this gets some notes then I’ll make a colored version

thank fucking you. this defines me a few years ago really accurately

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