if you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you go to the hospital.
if you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you are a success story.
so when i evaporated, of course everyone congratulated me on getting healthy.
girls at school who never spoke to me before stopped me in the hallway to ask how i did it.
i say, i am sick.
they say, no, you’re an inspiration.
how could i not fall in love with my illness?
with becoming the kind of silhouette people are supposed to fall in love with?
—  blythe baird; “when the fat girl gets skinny” for button poetry