Cover Photo: An image of a hand kneading dough with intent.
Photograph by Nadya Spetnitskaya/Unsplash

Anthropology of a Body: The Highs and Lows of Recovering from an Eating Disorder

In order for bread to rise, the dough must be strong.

In its most brutal form, anorexia kills.

Look at me, a real girl, eating.How do you eat so much but stay so thin?


I am okay. I am here.


Lauren Cross currently lives in the Tampa Bay area, where she is a nonfiction editor for Sweet Lit.  You can find her on Twitter @laurenjcross.