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There is no magic cure, no making it go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore. — Laurie Halse Anderson As said on the homepage, I am Maria Hromcenco, a 17-year-old recovering from Anorexia. Please subscribe to get notifications for my posts! […]

on the romanticisation of eating disorders

TW: eating disorders, in-patient treatment, etc. The topic of the romanticisation of eating disorders in the media has been extensively written about. However, I’ve recently observed another resurgence of this–especially a glorification of mental illnesses in general, and more specifically a normalisation of disordered eating.              I’ve been out of residential eating disorder treatment for almost […]

my scarf

(Trigger warning — mentions of in-patient treatment, body image, EDs, etc.) My scarf. I started knitting this scarf when I was first admitted to Renfrew. Everyone there already knew how to knit or crochet, or were taught these vital skills within the first week of their admission. Knitting was a safe outlet, a form of […]

one year

It’s almost my one year anniversary since discharging from Renfrew’s residential center, where I was located for two months.  A LOT has changed. I look back at myself before the onset of my anorexia and during it, and I cannot recognize that person. I mean, I can; but it is someone extremely different from me […]