Holy shit… Rarely have I heard just how brutal and sickening an eating disorder could be, until I came across this piece. I mean, sure, you watch it a lot of the time on TV and hear about those problems around the world, but to see it in such descriptive, vivid detail… It just breaks my heart.
Lines like “Glimpse of my impending death through my very flesh”, “Stomach ground out hoarse requests for expansion, for meaning,” and “Flawless, living cadaver” serve to drive the point right home, both brutally and without regrets. I cannot say I relate to this piece, having never had a disorder in my life, but looking at it from the POV of a person who does, all I have to say is “wow.”
A superb piece on an incredibly pressing issue, and one that certainly deserves more attention than what it has got now. Brilliantly done, and I really hope you can continue writing such thought-provoking pieces.