I have struggled, struggled, struggled with the "trigger" topic. Over and over I have been asked and at times point blank told:
-Stop posting triggering photos!
-Post a warning on triggering topics!
-You must be more sensitive to those with EDs…
-You have to understand everyone is not strong.
Here's my question to you girls – where exactly does personal responsibility come in?
Here's my deal; I know that I am not being real if I post trigger warnings, or avoid pro-ana topics with thinspiration images…to instead write nice-little-fairy-tales sprinkled with gumdrops and rainbows, to create a safe haven for you.
If you can not handle the posts or images, it is your responsibility not to read this blog.
Recovery is not easy.
It gets easier, yes.
but it is not easy.
Hopefully one day you will personally choose you are ready to recover. The day will come you will have to take that first step out into the big, bad world – and run smack into the most triggering-earth-shattering-thinspiration billboard on the planet.
Then what? Curl up in the corner? Or walk past it, head held high because you finally know who you are?
This is reality.
I'm a realist.
You must go elsewhere to be coddled.
Because girls, if you take this away from me, well… this blog is no longer a blog. It's just another pat on the back, that eventually pushes you into the water to see if you can swim.
You can swim.
I know you can swim.
So, I keep pushing.
My hope is that one of those pushes will be the spark you need to get on with your life.
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