About A Kintsukuroi Life:
Recovering from an eating disorder is not an easy task. You have to break yourself down to rebuild in a stronger, eating disorder (ED) free way. You have to be willing to give up all that you knew and lived by to rediscover life. And it hurts.
Kintsukuroi, also known as kintsugi, is a Japanese practice of fixing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold. Instead of throwing away the pieces, the work is rejoined in a more beautiful, unique way. It relates back to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, or a world view believing in transience and imperfection.
While I do not yet see my journey as a beautiful work of art, I am working towards it. Here I chronicle that view-point progression and my personal journey in eating disorder recovery.
About the blogger:
My name is Lexi Ann and I am 21 years old. I’m a in college student at The College of William and Mary. I write, model for art classes and my art major friends, and work in a local restaurant in my *free* time (LOL, what’s that?).
I became comfortable with sharing my story after a lot of thought and therapy. I realized that by keeping it in, I was only validating the shame I felt about it. Instead of hiding, I was a lot more vocal about what recovery (from an eating disorder, dealing with depression and anxiety, and other mental health issues) ACTUALLY involves. And that is exactly what I want to do here (and maybe just write because it’s therapeutic too…).
In addition to being an aspiring mental health activist, I am a bunny mom, vegetarian, cruelty free product supporter, and environmental activist. I bullet journal religiously and I hope to eventually have a successful blog, but I publish my thoughts and experiences regardless. If you asked someone to tell you one thing about me, they would probably say that I am obsessed with my bunny, Charlie. And they are right! (You can find a picture of my boy to the left and his personal instagram and facebook are listed below for any of you fellow bunny lovers!)
One day, I want to be a change in the world. And if that starts with helping just one person, it will all be worth it.
Oh! And that picture you see above, it is kind of old! This is me now… after I decided to chop eight inches of my hair off and go blonde!
Feel free to contact me (in the contact tab of the site) if you have any questions or comments!