Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm Your Voice of Reason :)

I was thinking a lot last night - about a particular friend, about the world in which we live, and obviously, about eating disorders. I had responded to this friend's post and the more I wrote, the more I realized that the way she is currently feeling is the way a lot of people are currently feeling. There was so much I wanted to tell her and there is so much I want to tell you. So I propped up my webcam and made a quick video. It's below. As usual, click to view on YouTube as embedding has been disabled.

Love to all.

4 comments:

Eleanor said...

Arielle.
You are my voice of reason.
I wish so much that it were possible for me to 'print this out' and stick it on my wall to serve as a constant reminder... Obviously that isn't possible yet (yet!) so I'm going to have this video bookmarked and I am going to make a point of watching it every day.

Thank you so much. That you've experienced the suffering from Anorexia just makes your words resinate even more within me; yes, we're told by EVERYone that gaining weight will make things better, but it's ridiculously hard to convince ourselves of that. You don't know until you've been there, and you wont know until you are there. It's getting there that's the struggle, but it's possible. You're proof of that, and you're the sort of proof I need and am glad to have.

Again, thank you Arielle.
You are a beautiful and amazing role model.

Love,
Eleanor xo

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Eleanor,

Thank you so much. This is the first email (I get comment notifications as emails) I read this morning and it was quite nice to wake up to. I'm so glad you liked the video and found it helpful. Take care of yourself as best you can and just keep fighting. One day at time is all you can do. :)

Love,
Arielle

Angela said...

I went through many years of no one saying anything to me, until it got to such a point that it was obvious that I was killing myself. Eating disordered people ar not just the emaciated people out there. The people who look "normal" are so often ignored even when their behaviors are obviously disordered and strange. Thank you as always for bringing this to the attention of others. I just confronted a friend of mine, who I had met during out-patient alcohol treatment, and she broke down crying, saying that no one had said anything to her, and she actually said that part of her hoped that someone would hear her cry for help. Anyway...so sorry this is long:) Thanks for all you do, and by the way, the straight hair is very pretty.

Angela

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Thank you, Angela. What you say is so true. I'm glad you were able to be there for your friend. Take care and thanks again for reading. :)

Arielle