The Truth About Writing About Eating Disorders

August 20, 2020 Hollay Ghadery

Whether your therapist suggests that you start writing about eating disorders or you decided to start on your own, there are many benefits to the practice. However, not everyone writes about their eating disorder experiences for the same reason. 

Why You Should Try Writing About Your Eating Disorder

I started writing about my eating disorder as a way to make sense of what I was going through. I wrote poems, mostly, and in those early years, never dreamed I'd share my struggle with an audience. 

In this video, I share what I think are the two main reasons people start writing about eating disorders, as well as why I think it is a powerful tool for collective recovery.

Share your thoughts about writing about eating disorders in the comments.

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Ghadery, H. (2020, August 20). The Truth About Writing About Eating Disorders, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 13 from

Author: Hollay Ghadery

Hollay Ghadery is a writer and editor living in Ontario, Canada. She has a book of non-fiction set to be published by Guernica Editions in 2021. The work dives into the documented prevalence of mental health issues in biracial women. Connect with Hollay on her website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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