A large source of shame for me revolves around my weight, and my history with anorexia nervosa. One of the biggest misconceptions is that once you are at a healthy weight, you are ‘cured’. Unfortunately, it never goes away. Ever.
Every morning, I wake up, and food is the first thought that races through my brain. Oh, how I wish it didn’t, but this is my reality. I liken it to any other addiction that you have to constantly address and acknowledge to be successful in keeping it at bay.
I’m telling you all of this for a reason. Several months ago, I was asked to submit to an anthology with other humor writers who struggle with mental illnesses. I was nervous, because this is the one thing I have never written about, because it is just so damn hard to put down on paper when I’m not entirely sure I’ve licked the problem, or ever will. Because, it never goes away. However, I am committed to living an authentic life, and this means acknowledging the devil himself, my eating disorder.
So………..Today is a big day, friends! Today, I actually get to see my name in print, with 35 other humor writers in the anthology, ‘Surviving Mental Illness With Humor’. All of the stories in this book are written about struggles that these humorists have, or do have. I am honored to be a part of it, and even more excited that a portion of the sales go to support non-profits.
Here is where you can buy it:
Thanks so much for being a part of this journey with me!