“I am 18 and I am so glad that I am so bad at killing myself”
Civil War Sickness, a young woman examines her eating disorder recovery. She consciously resists the temptation to rely on visuals of starvation and specific body weights, instead seeking to articulate the deeper questions: why do eating disorders develop? Why do eating disorders persist? And how does healing happen?
Compromise where you can. And where you can’t, don’t.
Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is right, even if the whole world is telling you to move.
It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say:
No, YOU move.
this day in 1862, William Wallace Lincoln, son of President Abraham
Lincoln, died aged eleven. Known as ‘Willie’,
he died due to
illness which was most likely typhoid fever. His brother Tad also
became ill, but later recovered, though the illness greatly troubled his family, who feared they would lose another son.
Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd were deeply affected by Willie’s death,
President Lincoln not returning to work for three weeks and Mary Todd
being so distraught that her husband feared for her sanity. His son’s
death occurred in the midst of Lincoln’s presidency, and in the second
year of the American Civil War that was prompted by the election of the
anti-slavery Republican Lincoln. Despite these personal setbacks,
Lincoln successfully oversaw the Union’s victory in the Civil War and
the abolition of slavery - leading to him being known as the ‘great
“My poor boy. He was too good for this earth. God
has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but
then we loved him so. It is hard, hard to have him die!” - Lincoln upon his son’s death