Illness does not Define Us

Illness does not Define Us

Language is important.

Some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met have had eating disorders. They were not “anorexics” or “bulimics,” but human beings who just happen to have adopted some unfortunate coping strategies to deal with difficult circumstances in their lives. These individuals are some of the most caring, intelligent and insightful people I have ever encountered. They continue to inspire me with their courage and determination.

If you allow an illness — or anything else — to define you, you’re only limiting yourself. You deserve more. You are more.

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