Me, On The Inside and Outside

“My friends and family are always saying I’m like ‘superwoman.’ They ask me how I manage to hold down my incredibly stressful job, run the house, look after the children…I’m a single parent and I might look like I’m coping, but I’m not.

Some days I can barely paint on the smile, but I do because that’s what we do right? I’ve been recovered from my eating disorder for more than 15 years now, and all I can say is that it’s a miracle that despite feeling incredibly pressured right now, I have no intention to go back into my ED.

I’ll keep going because my children need me, but sometimes I just want to run away from it all. I remember though that when I was ill, I kept everything to myself, so I’ve decided that I’m going to go back to therapy. I need to keep myself well and stop pretending anymore.”

Anonymous, London