EDAW 2021. Still not ready to join in.

Dear Mike

I write this blog because I haven’t yet got to the point where I feel comfortable posting on my social media about my eating disorder. At Eating Disorders Awareness Week last year (2020) I didn’t post, and I looked forward to perhaps being more open in a year’s time, ready to look back on how different things had become.

And yet this year I still haven’t posted on my Facebook page anything to mark the occasion, and neither on my blog about my autistic and mental health experiences. I am more open with the people I spend time with in daily life about my eating disorder, but I am not ready to publicly advocate or associate myself with eating disorder awareness and support posts and pages or tell my own story.

My story isn’t finished. Not by a long shot. This time last year I was several months into a…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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