Facing the Dragon: A Tale of One Powerlifter’s Experience with an Eating Disorder

DISCLAIMER: This is an individual experience. This is implied to be a post about inspiration and personal accomplishment and not from the point of view of a medical professional. If you are handling or know someone dealing with an eating condition please seek expert help.

Composed by Alexandra Trezza

The terms “anorexia” and “bulimia” are beasts to girls, as they are constantly coupled with words and expressions like “throwing up,” “starving” and “hospitalized.” I do not know which was scarier: the concept that I would need to face these dragons or the fact that I would have to face these dragons without any person understanding.

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