becoming a statistic

I think this blog is so important for people in our society today. We are so imaged base and it can really destroy a person. It takes a brave soul to talk about it and I think this piece really stands out! If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder visit: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/find-help-support

casey lee walker

Everyone thinks “that can’t happen to me”, but how often do you become what you think is impossible? If the answer is once, twice, or three hundred times, it doesn’t matter, because you became part of the statistic.

Rewind a little over 10 years ago, I was in 4th grade. I knew what eating disorders were and I knew how troubling they were. I was part of conversations on the playground. I saw the picture diagrams and notes on “how to get skinny”. I heard about family members struggling. I saw disorders on the TV and in magazines. I said NO, NOT ME.

Fast forward about 4 years. I’m a youngster in high school now. I know girls who refuse to eat. I hear cafeteria conversations about whether a tooth brush or finger works best. The media attention with disorders has increased. It’s surrounds you every day. I said NO, NOT…

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