I woke up sweaty, my mind bleary. My skin felt taut, caged by an exoskeleton of salt spray. Sand stuck to my face.
This week marks 2010 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. One of the three goals of the week is to “reduc[e] the stigma surrounding eating disorders” by properly informing people that “eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses—not choices—and it’s important to recognize the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape the disorder.”
During the much-covered hunger strike, the New York Post printed an article about the end of one striker’s fast that was both factually inaccurate and telling in its treatment of the issues at hand.
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