Warning: Language is a poem written about and dedicated to my eating disorder. I’ve been told, by myself and others, to be small with my voice and small with my body: this is not that.
This year, I choose me. It’s not something I can succeed or fail at and not something to grade. It is not something to fear or avoid. I am leaning into self-care, building safe environments, choosing what I want and need. I choose me.
This is me. This is my body. This is who I am. I asked photographer Chelsee Taylor to work with me in challenging my eating disorder and, together, show how beautiful I am.