Karina Carstens: My Eating Disorder “Chad” and Our Toxic Relationship

I named my eating disorder “Chad” to personify it. I struggled with anorexia, and there are themes throughout my story of control, guilt, secrecy, loss of libido, and loneliness –all of which are prevalent amongst most people with anorexia. If you are struggling with this disease or any other type of eating disorder, I STRONGLY…

My name is Devon White. And I am an alcoholic.

My name is Devon White. And I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is November 8, 2003. I mention that first because that date is the impetus for my journey to understand myself, inside and out, cognitively, emotionally and spiritually. As far back as I can remember, I can remember anxiety. I remember going to…