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Karla Mosley (Maya, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) wrote about her experiences with eating disorders in a powerful new blog post.
“I have so much compassion for the young woman who was brave enough to seek out recovery from bulimia and binge eating almost 14 years ago,” she posted on the National Eating Disorders Association website.
Mosley admitted that trying to be perfect extended into her attempts at recovery, making it more difficult until she realized she was holding herself to an unattainable standard.
“Yes, I have soft areas on my body,” she said. “They are beautiful and healthy and womanly… and they’re all mine! Yes, I make big mistakes sometimes, I’m really human sometimes… that’s okay, too. Yes, getting work done, going to dance class, and volunteering is great, but so is lying around and watching TV that makes me belly laugh with friends.”
When asked what she would say to her younger self at the beginning of her recovery journey, Mosley declared, “You’re beautiful, but everyone gets zits. You’re enough, but no one can do everything on their own. You have friends and family, but it’s your differences that make you you… and it’s all great!”
For help with eating disorders, call the NEDA help line at 1-800-931-2237 or click here to visit their website.