My Periwinkle Ribbon

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I wrote this March, 16, 2016 and had this on my other account (cupcakelover21) which I believe is no longer active. I suffered with an eating disorder my junior year and since have been a lot better. I occasionally have some issues but I'm a healthy weight and in a better relationship.

I pick up a small, periwinkle ribbon and tie it arround my wrist. I knew the sentimental meaning to this ribbon. Representing awareness among eating disorders, I too have an eating disorder. I have Anorexia nervosa, starving myself to look beautiful, skinny, and "perfect". But, it isn't worth it.

"Has she been eating?" People will whisper behind my back. I knew it was eating me inside and out but did I care? Honsetly, no. But while many worry about me, I worry about moving on and living life even with anorexia growing inside me, weakening my body. 

Eating disorders are mental illnesses that define abnormal eating habits, effecting the body and health of the individual negatively. These disorders can effect the lives of many if not acted on and treated early. 

Anorexia nervosa, where the individual starves or barely eats any food thus having a low body weight and many health risks creeping behind. 

Binge eating, where he or she eats even if their full and even sick from eating to much thus having diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and many other health problems. 

Bulimia Nervosa, where the individual eats a lot and then later trys to rid themselves of food. Pica, is where he or she eats non food items. Rumination disorder, where people reguritate food. There are many more eating disorders that affect many people today and the numbers are growing fast. 

The periwinkle ribbon represents awareness against eating disorders. I wear this ribbon as a symbol to spread awareness and that I too am struggling with an eating disorder. 

 


Submitted: March 08, 2021

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