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 started college again not too long ago, and I forgot how stressful that can be!
I’ve only recently been comfortable with sharing my story. I realized that by keeping it in, I was only validating the shame I felt about it. Therefore, I screamed it to the world… just kidding, I posted on Instagram and was a lot more vocal about what recovery ACTUALLY involves. And that is exactly what I want to do here (and maybe just write because it’s therapeutic too…).
Aside from being in recovery from anorexia, I’m an avid supporter of cruelty free (and, ideally, vegan) products, a vegetarian, and aspiring environmental advocate. I am a HUGE dog lover and will stop just about anything to give a willing pupper some pats. I love photography, reading, art, my aromatherapy, and I think I am addicted to Candy Crush. 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!)
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!