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Eating Disorder Support Group

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Art can be a fantastic way of expressing our thoughts and exploring our Eating Disordered lives. This group is for anyone in recovery from an Eating Disorder (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Overeating and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified).

We encourage members to post non-triggering creative art and literature that are aimed at addressing the underlying causes of the disease, feelings and emotions.

Who can join?
This group is for anyone who is currently suffering from any Eating Disorder or is a family or friend who knows someone who is suffering

Rules
1) Art must be concentrated on the underlying causes, feeling or emotions of the ED and be anti-ED; this is not a place for sources of thinspiration

2) Omit numbers and sizes as must as possible; numbers do not define one's successes or worth

3) All work must be somehow related to your struggle with your eating disorder

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Literature
Traditional
Why Can't I Be Beautiful? by Pip84
Why Can't They See Me? by Pip84
Like a Taste of Failure by deadxletters
Float Like a Feather by Killing4Revenge
Photography
let me lose myself by distinctdreamer
The Way It Lies by artemisroseshadow
Digital
Each one is real by Smoludozerka
Parasite by wrath7734
Pills and supliments by shadowlight-oak
A Death Within by Digidrama
Posters and Awareness
Support by artemisroseshadow
Orthorexia Stamp by shadowlight-oak
Male ED by Cruorem-Incendia

Random from Featured

Literature
Drowning in the Rain
They're standing out there, on the street, two girls frozen in place, frozen in their bodies, and the people walking by find it kind of hard not to stare.
The one girl's called Eleanor, and her makeup's smeared so badly it looks like she's been crying, and she probably was. Her hair looks like an oil spill clinging to her neck and her eyes like rusty sunk-in nickels and she looks tired, really fucking tired.  The cover up's running, too, and it almost looks pretty, like a tattoo; the scar tissue stretched across her skin.
She's a mess, a beautiful disaster, a train wreck that everyone seems to have no trouble ignoring.
The other girl's a lot smaller, younger, and her name's Ellie.  Her skin's pale like the rain soaking down her clothes, and it's heavy; the weight might just crush her.  She has this thing about her, when she looks at you, you really can't keep looking, and they say you can't do that with the prettiest of things.
She's been called a lot of t
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Literature
Don't Even Try
You don't need to understand me.
You don't need to bore into my eyes and look past my old, smudged lenses. Don't push your way through my murky irises of swampland hazel and throw yourself down the rabbit hole. There's no point it tip-toeing on my wire-thin nerves and crawling across blood vessels. Because once you reach my oh-so guarded brain, make your way around terrifying gun fire and through fields of barbed wire, dig your way around my mass of delusions, lies, and fog of medication; there's nothing.
At least, nothing you can understand. My brain is a jumble of computer codes and endless data, and I do not know the password. It's a jumble of pointless knowledge, sick desires, and unbridled truths. I am this, this is me, and yet I still do not understand it.
And if I can't, you never will.
Just be there; open armed with a warm smile, and listen.
Please, just listen.
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Literature
Twenty-Seven Lies
She is the girl with twenty seven lies
etched into her ribcage. They follow
the contours like music notes, every
word, every insult a new, shrill note
in scar tissue that makes her
scream.
  
[Stupid; Whore; Moron;
Failure;
Imperfect
]
She is the girl distorted in the carnival
mirror behind her eyes; warped, twisted
into the grotesque side show creature hidden
behind the curtain.
[Ugly; Fat; Bitch;
Not Enough;
Imperfect
]
She is the girl living her life in numbers. The
scale her judgment, her worth, the never
ending countdown to the unobtainable.
[Fatass; Disgusting; Grotesque;
Imperfect;
IMPERFECT
]
She is the girl striving for zero. The girl wishing
to be blown away in the wind, waiting for the
day she weighs what she truly is,
nothing.
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Numbers by Kezzi-Rose Numbers :iconkezzi-rose:Kezzi-Rose 274 76 Skin and Bones by tonstaar Skin and Bones :icontonstaar:tonstaar 100 32 WEAK by tonstaar WEAK :icontonstaar:tonstaar 281 45 A Full Meal by tonstaar A Full Meal :icontonstaar:tonstaar 60 8 Great, Fine, Thanks by Digidrama Great, Fine, Thanks :icondigidrama:Digidrama 12 2 Scarred by Digidrama Scarred :icondigidrama:Digidrama 28 4 Eating Disorder PSA by EMtonk Eating Disorder PSA :iconemtonk:EMtonk 122 19 Violent Insides by Digidrama Violent Insides :icondigidrama:Digidrama 3 3 Her Shield by Digidrama Her Shield :icondigidrama:Digidrama 15 6 pressure by NikkiMayone pressure :iconnikkimayone:NikkiMayone 12 2 La Chose by L-Ange-Noire La Chose :iconl-ange-noire:L-Ange-Noire 10 15 E.D. by vegigoddess E.D. :iconvegigoddess:vegigoddess 1 4 Philosophies On Your Plate by standingherewithyou Philosophies On Your Plate :iconstandingherewithyou:standingherewithyou 2 0
"In this contest, we want to hear your story. If you are in a place of healing and recovery after battling an illness, addiction or form of abuse, we want to hear how you made it there. In other words, I am looking for a POSITIVE conclusion, even if the majority of the story is dark or explicit (make sure to attach Mature Content filters where appropriate). We want you to be able to share the darkest parts of your journey, and how you made it back into the light. Let me emphasize: we will NOT accept deviations that don't contain some sort of positive message of hope or inspiration. If you would like to write about the journey of someone else's recovery, be it a close friend or family member, and how their journey affected you we will accept that as well, again as long as the conclusion is meant to inspire hope."

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SpookTooth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have NUCLEAR anorexia.
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marylizabetha Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a video defending skinny people called, 'Skinny Girls Are Real Girls Too' youtu.be/dCPOEyNo4tM

I also made a PSA raising awareness for anorexia, youtu.be/sRwIlVWwk10

Thanks for reading Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Kawaii Happy Dance) V6 by JerikutoAdorable Girl Anime Emoji (Kawaii Happy Dance) V6 by JerikutoAdorable Girl Anime Emoji (Kawaii Happy Dance) V6 by Jerikuto
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naijemII Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
going out from an ED... I've learned It had nothing to do with food... I wish us strenght and patience :)

PS: open for chatting about recovery

PS2: an online workbook I found very useful
[link]
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MyLoveForYouEternity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. Im not quite sure what I have with my eating. I used to Binge eat I guess when I was stressed. But i was also starved as a child by my ex dad. And well I really hate myself, i dont eat much anymore. I do just so people dont notice that things have changed between me.... but how can you love yourself? when your whole life you been known a mistake....
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darkqueenTarja Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can I love myself?
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naijemII Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
:) You are already loving yourself a bit more by making that question. I don't know how to help you, but good luck.
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PrettyFeet2Gimp Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I contributed a poem called Drop Dead ED almost 3 days ago and it still hasnt been approved. I'm just wondering why? I know it has a mature rating on it but it has a positive message at the end.
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thatsthedirection Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist
I feel like when I finally get thin (I'm currently 209 pounds. I look 150) my family will care more.
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