Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Story inspired by a Huffington Post article I read the other day. Painting by Picasso: "Girl Before A Mirror."

7 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Great character study.

Wendy said...

Sarah, this is a great piece. I've not been close with anyone who has had anorexia (other eating disorders, yes), but it seems you've really captured the mindset.

It's fascinating and horrifying all at the same time.

But great job for capturing this. Very well done!

Aniket Thakkar said...

I'm a glutton, which makes this one all the more scarier to me. Everyone except me in my family weighs in 3-digits (we're talking kgs here), which is not something to look forward to.

But that puts me in a position to be able to somewhat understand what could be going on in her mind. And it's not a nice place to be in.

To put algebra and fart joke in a piece that is as serious as shit is a feat very very few can achieve. Great work Hyna.

j a zobair said...

I read that article on Huff post. The existence of those websites is incredibly disturbing.

I have known people with eating disorders. It is the most frustrating, painful thing to watch, because the solution seems so simple--just eat--but it is sometimes impossible.

Your writing here is wonderful, the details are perfect and evocative. It broke my heart.

Catvibe said...

Oh yikes... this was riveting to read, and nauseating to read the Huff Post article. I'm so so sorry that this has to be a 'thing' with teenage girls. This and the latest greatest fad, cutting. You captured this mindset amazingly well, and yet there is still no understanding of why... and I don't think there ever will be. Damn the media and it's pushing of these super thin images that torture the minds of these poor young women...gads... so well written Sarah.

Richard Levangie said...

Sarah -- This strikes very close to home, and I would tell you how close but for the lump in my throat, and the pain in chest.

What we do to young women in our culture breaks my heart.

Jackie Jordan said...

Great job disclosing the mindset of an anorexic young girl.

From my experiences, eating disorders convey a desire for control. When one's life dosesn't meet one's expectations, they plummet into starvation. Some people tend to simply stop eating in order to assume a sense of balance in their lives.

A well-told tale. Thanks ...