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Moving On

Photo taken by Natalia from Boston, Massachusetts. She is 17 years old, and recovering from anorexia nervosa.

About this photo: These walls only remind me of the feelings of negativity, anxiousness, loneliness, and despair. The blue tiles lined with a hopeless effort to fit in. The floor always reflecting a self conscious, fearful, younger me, who thought she had everything under control. Luckily, I am in a good enough place today, where I can be here, in these mixed up hallways and not be pulled back to the thoughts and behaviors that ruled my every move in this school.

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9 comments on “Moving On

  1. sarahjunebug
    August 15, 2012

    Nice shot! And good for you… I’m glad you can be there. That isn’t luck, it reflects a LOT of hard work. :) I don’t like to go back to my old university for that very reason. I can’t imagine being back in the dorm rooms I lived in the last two years *shudder*… You’re strong + courageous!

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  2. Every Hundredth Of A Second
    August 15, 2012

    Tackling anorexia takes a lot of bravery. Beautiful shot to portray this.

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  3. OuttaHerBottle
    August 15, 2012

    Returning to that triggering place is so difficult – good for you for transforming what you see there and creatively empowering yourself!

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  4. Redefining attainment
    August 15, 2012

    thank you all so much

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  5. megahloo
    August 15, 2012

    I remember well the terror that used to come with eating. Blessed are we all who are no longer driven by it.

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  6. mostlymonochrome
    August 16, 2012

    That is a very powerful photograph.

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  7. steviegill
    August 16, 2012

    Brilliantly composed and powerful image

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  8. aynetal3
    August 16, 2012

    Feeling for those still walking the hall – but glad there are so many who have moved on!

    Our best,
    Anns

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  9. nonfictiondesign
    August 25, 2012

    Interesting narrative. The image communicates to me a different story through my perception “screen of thought”. As a spectator I see (in this image) a visual statement “Willingness to change”. This is the mark of a great image! – this is only my opinion :-)

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