This post about body image was inspired by my discovery of a crazy musician who has his own special way of making people’s lives just a little bit better… Marc Vella is a travelling pianist, whose mission in life for the past 25 years, has been to travel around the world with a baby grand piano, park it in […]Read More with loving eyes
What amazes me is observing the way I perceive this picture. There are so many layers, but above all, I see a fragile young girl, she is so childlike – I can just imagine her bedroom filled with stuffed animals… I didn’t draw the entire image – there was also a picture of a larger […]Read More Skinny girl looking in the mirror
How many apples? How much tea? How many calories can I not eat? How many laxatives will I take? How much will I allow this needy, greedy hunger? (This child of pain and anguish) I can stifle her cries with my lies about how much I eat and when If I am forced […]Read More How thin is thin enough?
I have multiple sclerosis (diagnosed over 12 years ago) and my mobility has been reduced over the past few years. I’ve gone from using crutches, to a walker, to a wheelchair to get around. The first few years following the diagnosis were very difficult, but pushed me to begin an inner process during which I […]Read More Photographing my “different” body
Anastasia and I were roommates for only a few months, but a close friendship grew from sharing about our food and weight issues. We breached a huge taboo by admitting that we both turned compulsively to food when we felt overwhelmed by the stress in our lives, and that authenticity created an instant bond between […]Read More Anastasia
Drawing this girl taught me about judgment, because I never reached the point at which I was satisfied with my work on her image. I came to that realization after several hours of drawing her and trying to capture her hands and legs in this pose that I know so well. I was going to […]Read More Anorexic girl