2/24/2013

PostSecret Recognizes Eating Disorder Week

By Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am — Filed under:

This week on PostSecret, they recognized Eating Disorder Week. They posted a bunch of postcards about eating disorders.

Eating make me feel vulnerable. Starving give me strength.

It reads:

Eating make me feel vulnerable. Starving give me strength.

Putting on red lipstick after I throw up nobody knows I'm bulimic

It reads:

My favorite habit is putting red lipstick on after I throw up. Nobody knows I’m bulimic.

My friend is bulimic and I'm a coward

It reads:

My friend is bulimic. I’m scared to confront her about it. Instead, I made this postcard for millions of people to see. I am a coward.

I was called an elephant in school for being so fat.

It reads:

I was called an elephant in school for being so fat.

I became a vegetarian to have a reason for the weight loss caused by my eating disorder

It reads:

I became a vegetarian to have a reason for the weight loss caused by the eating disorder.

Honesty about my eating disorder would have saved myself from 8 years of hell

It reads:

If I were honest about my eating disorder when my mom asked me about it when I was younger, I could have saved myself from 8 years of hell.

Even though it made me miserable, I miss anorexia every day

It reads:

Even though it made me completely miserable & sickly, I miss my anorexia every day.

The National Eating Disorders Association has a quiz you can give yourself to see if you have disordered eating. They have some support options to help you and refer you to a professional, so if any of these secrets ring true to you, please contact them.


PostSecret‘s beneficiary is the National Hopeline Network. It is a 24-hour hotline (1 (800) SUICIDE) for anyone who is thinking about suicide or knows someone who is considering it.

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