On December 28th, 2019, I posted an Instagram poll that would change my life (or at least my fashion choices) forever. Posing in my childhood bedroom in a glittery crown I bought for May Day (my old school was a cult, don’t ask), I jokingly asked whether rocking crowns should be the look for 2020. 460 respondents said yes.

At first, I laughed it off- I’m a 20-year-old NYU student- how would I look strolling into an eight AM lecture with a glittery tiara? I tend to have a knee-jerk reaction to that kind of stuff- I loved Disney princesses…

Imma preface this with saying I tend to stay solidly in the world of evidence, and, until recently, cringed at things I (unfairly) deemed “woo woo”. I know, I know, I learned the error of my ways (I came from a hard STEM family). Then, I went INSANE at the full moon.

One of the ways I integrate witchy business into my life is writing. To me, writing and telling stories are a profoundly magical and spiritual experience. The times I feel most connected to something higher, the times I feel most autonomous and powerful- it’s always while writing.


As we enter into 2020, one of my resolutions was to start being VOCAL about Eating Disorder Recovery- in all of its not-so glamorous glory. In this series, I’ll be exploring the bits of ED recovery that aren’t so often talked about- water retention, extreme hunger, toddler body, and so much more! Fun! But first, I should introduce myself.

My name is Morgan Smith. I like the color pink, snakes, Haribo gummies, black coffee, and YA fantasy novels. And I’ve had an eating disorder darn near as long as I’ve been alive. After some childhood trauma, I turned to food…

Morgan Smith

Queer writer. Big fan of witches. Not easily spooked, but very spooky.

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