Nuo Liu is an illustrator and artist (hurrah, like me!) from California. I’m really glad to receive a submission from her as she has lived with an eating disorder and I would really like to help others get their voice heard about just what it is like living with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are often badly misunderstood and the actions of those suffering from eating disorders are usually misinterpreted. Eating disorders, whether it’s Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Over-eating or EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), are crippling, mentally exhausting conditions and your heart should go out to sufferers. And please don’t think it’s ever a case of eating more or less. It’s really not.
“After going through depression and dealing with an eating disorder, I have been able to use art to capture my thoughts in a healthy way. This drawing expresses what went on in my head when I was struggling with Anorexia. These type of thoughts still occur once in a while, but that is when I truly fight to forget them and do something positive such as art. Seeing a counselor and seeking accountability has also been a great tribute to my recovery. I hope to inspire others to do the same. I am an artist from Los Angeles and you can see more of my drawings at www.seedsketch.com.”