Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder.
Neesha Arter is an author. “My eating disorder was a way to regain control after losing it when I was sexually assaulted,” she says.
Iskra Lawrence is a model. “The way you feel when you’re in that place—it’s completely lost,” she says. “You don’t know if there’s a way out and you don’t feel like you can ask anyone for help.”
Rachel Paoletta is a journalist. “I didn’t know anyone else who was struggling,” she says, “so I didn’t know who to reach out to.”
They and others speak candidly about their struggles with food issues in this 2017 video from the National Eating Disorders Association:
They also thank the friends and family members who have helped them overcome their affliction.