In case you haven’t heard, I’m starting a new series on body image and identity called Hungry, based off of the bold and transformational book, Hungry: One Woman’s Battle with and Victory over Anorexia and Bulimia.
As a part of this series, today I’d like to share an incredible resource for anyone female out there, or anyone who knows anyone female out there. A few months ago, I stumbled upon this great online community called The Good Women Project. I love this website because they tackle tough issues–like eating disorders, porn, lust, dating, and more–without flinching. They’ve created a platform “to share stories without judgment, experiences without fear, honesty without condemnation, and questions without embarrassment.”
In short, they’re awesome.
Today I was caught by the title of their newest post in their Body Image + Beauty section: When it isn’t a skinny day.
In the post author Laura Colle writes about what happens when it’s NOT a skinny day. When the “skinny high is gone” and anxiety and guilt threaten to seize your day.
Sometimes I wish I didn’t care so much and I could be one of those people who just lets it all hang out anyway. But I care, way too much.”
Most days, I care too much, too. I try too hard. I take too much pride in my skinny days, the days the mirror cooperates. And I freeze up in failure on the fat days. This is not a way to live.
On those fat days, like Laura, I need to be snapped out of my pity party and allow God to ask me the question:
“How dare you call what I created not good enough.”
How dare I forget that I am beautiful and perfect, fearfully and wonderfully made?
To read more, check out the full article here.
Also, I’d encourage you to check out the Good Women Project through your social medium of choice:
–Become a fan on Facebook: facebook.com/goodwomenproject
–Follow them on Twitter: @goodwomenproj