Chasing Perfection

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Toby Upson, an 18-year-old man from England. Last year, Toby was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. His condition was so severe that at one point he was rushed to a hospital where he was given two days to live. Luckily, his body managed to stabilize and he eventually was transferred to a hospital that... Continue Reading →

Chelsea

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder. She has also struggled with anxiety and disordered eating. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women,... Continue Reading →

Meow

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women,... Continue Reading →

Calming & Centering

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women,... Continue Reading →

A Bird in the Hand

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. She is trying to see all 50 states and has been to 38 so far. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as having experienced anxiety and disordered eating during her teenage years.... Continue Reading →

Silhouettes

Photo taken by contributor Aggie, a woman currently living in Norway. She has had two very close friends, one male and one female, who have suffered from anorexia and related mental health issues, including depression. It was hard for Aggie to watch her friends suffer and even harder knowing that the only thing she could... Continue Reading →

Into the Great Unknown

Photo taken by first-time contributor Aggie, a woman currently living in Norway. She has had two very close friends, one male and one female, who have suffered from anorexia and related mental health issues, including depression. It was hard for Aggie to watch her friends suffer and even harder knowing that the only thing she... Continue Reading →

Troll Portraits

Photos taken by first-time contributor Katie Metcalfe, a 26-year-old freelance writer, editor, poet and crafter living in the North East of England, with hopes to move to Norway within the next few years. She has struggled with anorexia for over a decade, and currently lives with manic depression and psychosis, which she manages, the majority of the... Continue Reading →

Lucid Dreaming

  Photos taken by contributor Hayley, a photography and new media student who has suffered from anorexia and anxiety. Her passions include adventure, traveling, music, art, and the outdoors. About these photos: "This body of work 'Fairytales' is about how one can look normal from the outside but the sense of self is determined from the inside.... Continue Reading →

Dissociation

Photo taken by Hayley, a photography and new media student who has suffered from anorexia and anxiety. Her passions include adventure, traveling, music, art, and the outdoors. About this photo: “Dissociation describes my current self. I have been overwhelmed with stress, anxiety and grief. All these factors have made me feel detached from my body, nothing feels real. It's... Continue Reading →

Identity

Photo taken by Hayley, a photography and new media student who was afflicted with anorexia and anxiety as a teenager. Her passions include adventure, traveling, music, art, and the outdoors. About this photo: "This photograph describes how hard it is to be an adolescent, to be judged all the time by not only yourself, but... Continue Reading →

Moving On

Photo taken by Natalia from Boston, Massachusetts. She is 17 years old, and recovering from anorexia nervosa. About this photo: These walls only remind me of the feelings of negativity, anxiousness, loneliness, and despair. The blue tiles lined with a hopeless effort to fit in. The floor always reflecting a self conscious, fearful, younger me, who thought... Continue Reading →

My Memory is Fading

Photo taken by Natalia from Boston, MA. She is 17 years old, and recovering from anorexia nervosa. About this photo: Looking back on these old Polaroids, snapshots over the past couple of years, it's hard to identify whether I feel nostalgic, sad that I am now so different from that girl smiling, or happy that I feel like... Continue Reading →

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the negative emotions and turn them into something positive and productive. She says that helps her to lead a normal life without restricting herself or being... Continue Reading →

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