I’m generally a healthy eater. But I come from a family of people with eating disorders. I was an overweight child until I got anorexia. At 15 years old I was told by my doctor that I was beginning the process of dying of malnutrition. I recovered from that but still, decades later, can easily find myself using food to soothe unsettled emotions. If And Only If is a journal about body image and eating disorders. I’m pleased to have my poem “The Benefit of Portion Control” appear in their new Issue 2!

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