The Startup
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The Startup

The Internet Was My Eating Disorder’s Frenemy

Photo by Mauricio Mascaro

It was 2005 and my casual dieting had turned into a full-blown eating disorder. Cutting calories turned into fasting, which would eventually morph into bulimia when my restraint disintegrated into all-out binges. I remember my ninth grade year, scouring the internet on my very heavy and very large IBM ThinkPad laptop. By that time, dial-up had turned into wireless and I was flying free on the world wide web…

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Jen Shin

Jen Shin

Experiencing, reflecting and writing through the lens of an Asian American in recovery.