Shadow Flying In Daylight (sistahraven) wrote in _survivors_,
Shadow Flying In Daylight
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Thought Stirring Question: Public

Many survivors struggle to have a healthy relationship with food. For some survivors, body image played a role in their rape or abuse (abuser name-calling or criticizing eating habits or size, or rapist victim-blaming).

For others, being in control of what they eat can play a vital role in feeling in control during an out of control situation, and can spiral into an eating disorder. For others, overeating can be a means of coping with the emotions of being a survivor, or can be a way to feel as though they are protected against future abuse; this is especially true for those who had their appearance blamed for rape or abuse.


This week's questions are:
- Is your relationship with food healthy?

- How has the rape or abuse you survived changed or affected your relationship with food?

- Do you have any insight or advice for those who are struggling to have a healthy relationship with food?
Tags: body image, eating disorder, thought stirring post
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