Zoe - Braver 

Hi there Warriors!

 

So in my recovering from the nasties, trying to read everything I could (some helpful and some… well) I ended up coming across an article about 'Dance and Anorexia’ in which it talked about Margi going to MA’s and then Elmhurst, whilst suffering from Anorexia. The article fascinated me, as a fellow ex-Elmurst gal! (I left when in 2011, aged 16, although I stopped dance to pursue acting due to hip injury)

 

Anyway, in my own journey to good health (nearly nearly there, currently in that bloody annoying, just need a bit more weight - do I?- place!) I thought I would share some self love thoughts for the ‘Warrior Talk’ blog. Power is in community and I truly believe that. 

 

Sending the warmest of wishes and a big thank you to the Warrior in Warrior Talk.

 

 

I gift you a kick up the arse! 

Because YOU CAN and YOU WILL!

I speak to myself. To you and I, to us all here in a cage we have built ourselves... with that ugly part of our minds... our very own devil on the shoulder; Ana. 

A kick up the arse because (as our old friend did say) you are:

 

"BRAVER

than you believe, 

STRONGER

than you seem, and 

SMARTER

than you think!"

 

A kick up the arse because you know deep down, hiding behind that ugly Ana-unwanted-friend that life is beautiful, curves are beautiful, smiles and laughs are beautiful. 

Because 

"THE GREATEST THING YOU WILL EVER LEARN IS JUST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED IN RETURN!"

 

A kick up the arse because I KNOW what you really want is:

Strength 

Energy 

Power

Brain space to think!

Love

Friends

Sex!

Something for that someone to grab when they tell you they love you!

Periods! MY GOD…

Family!

 

And lest we forget, how fantastic food is! Not only is it our fuel but it’s DELICIOUS and there is a whole world of cooking and eating and smelling and tasting and joy and tradition and friendship and community to EMBRACE! 

 

A kick up the arse and off off off the scales because

“I am yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are! …One that can admire you for your perserverance when challenged!” 

 

Because WHAT ARE YOU DOING!? You were GIFTED this utterly wonderful body, this temple for your soul, and you choose to trash it? To hate it, neglect it, break it? 

 

PLEASE I implore you! I implore me! I plead and plead it just doesn’t have to be this. There IS a CHOICE to make. It is only for you, so what are you waiting for? DO IT DO IT DO IT NOW! 

 

And a final kick up the arse because simply F*** YOU ANA! How dare she try. Lets LAUGH together at the attempt. Ana you’re going down!

 

Lots of love, 

Zoë