Sunday Secrets

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Today is a good day — I’m actually wearing heels and a dress. Please understand those days (or weeks) where it seems like I’m not even trying — baggy clothes, unkept eyebrows, etc. are the days so filled with pain, I’ve got to be kind to myself and not add any more for ‘beauty.’

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This was me at 22, half my life ago. I had an eating disorder, and that night, my friend was trying to take silly pictures to cheer me up because I was suicidal. That’s his hand on top of the statue’s hand in Fountain Square in Cincinnati. My eyes look dead because I couldn’t stop thinking about how I was too fat and ugly to be out in public. What people look like and how they see themselves are often two completely, totally different things.

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21 Secrets People with Invisible Illnesses Wish You Knew. (PostSecret & The Mighty)

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