Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"All the Space in My Brain"

I am not diagnosing this woman with an eating disorder.....but damn this is what it looks like inside my head sometimes.

                                                  Yann Kebbi

"I know how cloying it is to hear a thin person grumble about the roll in her stomach. But my relationship to my body remains fraught: I still find fullness depressing, hunger uplifting, weight-gain depressing, weight-loss uplifting. The more of me there is, the worse I feel. [...] Here’s a longstanding habit of mine: In response to depression, I diet. I starve out the darkness, replace it with numbers — calories, pounds, sizes, inches. Those numbers keep me busy. They occupy all the space in my brain."

P.S. Don't read the comments. Most are remarkably ignorant.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking that. It was really interesting. And accurate - especially the part you've quoted.
    Thanks cutie.