My Eating Disorder Told Me to Be Ashamed

I’m speaking out as I work toward silencing the voice in my head

Bryan Barks
5 min readJan 23, 2019

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I am walking through the snow before sunrise. Pristine, untouched—the first snowfall of the year. Branches bend as the flakes continue to accumulate. Little by little over time, they become powerful. They break what’s in their way. They speak.

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Bryan Barks

30. Mental health & gun violence prevention advocate. Baltimore.