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This year, we're highlighting 52 contributors in a weekly post called the FaithVillage Contributor Spotlight.
This affords you the opportunity to learn more about those whose words grace the pages of FaithVillage.com on a routine basis. In addition to learning about their blogging habits, you'll also discover their passions and possibly find a new blogger to follow.
When I was little I wouldn’t eat for days at a time if I knew my friend was having a party. That way, I could stuff my face at my friend’s house and the kids wouldn’t think anything was wrong.
They wouldn’t know I was secretly starving myself to death.
This is what it’s like to have a mental illness. To pretend you’re okay, when you’re not. To wish to be normal, when you’re secretly hurting — and hating — yourself.
Only the insides of your walls know you’re not okay. Only your family knows you scream at your parents and slam the door, weeping, your sisters huddling by their beds praying you won’t commit suicide and your brother buying you coffee mugs that say “I Love You Beary Much” and then, when you don’t want the mug, drawing pictures of you as a wrecking ball slamming into the wall that is his family.