The personal stories below have been shared by those touched by an eating disorder, whether that be the person themselves, their family or friends. These stories give insight into the challenges and triumphs faced when managing and recovering from an eating disorder.
Butterfly is committed to embracing diversity and welcomes stories from all people irrespective of body shape, ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
While Butterfly wishes to create a safe space for people to share their experiences with others, we understand that reading personal stories may be triggering for some. If you feel distressed or would like some support, we encourage you to reach out to the Butterfly National Helpline.
This page is not an online forum or support service. If you require support for body image or eating disorder concerns please contact Butterfly’s National Helpline.