It’s NEDAWeek and it’s really important that we’re all aware of and educated about eating disorders. This is a week that really hits home for me as I have been struggling with anorexia and EDNOS for the last 6 years. One of the scariest things about living with an eating disorder is how it quite literally sucks the life out of you. The photo on the left was taken in 2011 when I was shopping for a bathing suit for my trip to Thailand. Although my trip to Thailand should have been a life changing adventure, I was constantly cold, anxious, sick, depressed, consumed by the thought of food and my body, and unable to truly enjoy anything. I was practically lifeless. The photo on the right was taken  this year. One of the most startling things is to see how much more life there is in my face and in my eyes now that I have been recovered for a full year. I really want to thank everybody who has helped me through this, especially my Renfrew ladies. Please please please educate yourself on eating disorders- read an article, ask me a question, anything! If you are aware of the signs and symptoms of eating disorders then you’ll be better suited to help a friend or family member who may be struggling and unable to ask for help. Whatever you do, just don’t be ignorant.

Ed’s scrappier. Ed could beat anyone in a fight ‘cause he’s just like a little street urchin. But only sensitive when writing songs, but like, in a conversation about competition or anything like, scrappy.
—  Taylor Swift’s response to David Berry when asked who would win in a street fight between Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.