“my eating disorder tries to tell me that i’d be safer in a smaller body, but i try to remind myself that the ‘safety’ and relief came at the cost of everything else in my life. as my body shrunk, so did my entire life.”
shira rosenbluth (@theshirarose
) is uniquely positioned in her career as an eating disorder therapist, since she is in recovery for anorexia and bulimia.
“it feels empowering to be able to take my years of suffering and pain and use it to try and make this world a safer place for people in larger bodies. i was a therapist in an outpatient clinic for the first three years of my career and had no intention of treating eating disorders because of my history. but every time i had a client with an eating disorder walk through my door, we were able to do amazing work and it was an area that i was so incredibly passionate about and also really good at. i knew that this was what i was meant to do. it’s the biggest privilege to be able to to be a part of someone else’s healing journey,” she says.
“reaching out for support and allowing someone else in can be really scary. my clients are some of the bravest people i know, and i wouldn’t change what i do for the world.” ❤️
this post recognizes @neda
awareness week in the us. #nedawareness