Google search, “how to recover from anorexia,” and Minnie Maud will likely not show up on the first 10 pages. Truthfully, I don’t remember how I came across the YourEatopia website, but alas, in my desperate search for something to make sense to my disordered mind, I found it at long last.
For a brief background on Minnie Maud or if you are new here to the blog, here’s a quick overview: When I was in high school, I developed a serious eating disorder that completely debilitated my life. With threats of inpatient treatment looming over my head from two defeated, distraught parents, I took it upon myself to implement the Minnie Maud guidelines into my life, starting me off into a life-changing period of recovery.
My Minnie Maud Experience
The following are a few previous extensive posts I’ve written on Minnie Maud. For even more information, search through the recovery tag at the bottom of this post or on the top of my blog, I have a handy page of Recovery Resources. (Also, I realize a great number of backlinks on these post no longer exist as websites have been updated since I published them. I’m working on fixing this!)
Back in 2013, Minnie Maud was relatively unheard of. In fact, recovery blogs weren’t that much of a trend either. I feel fortunate to have played a part in so many people creating their own blogs as a safe space to document their recovery. I was one of the first to publicly document my Minnie Maud experience, and it blew up. In hindsight, I find this interesting because in my personal understanding, I’ve come to see inpatient treatment facilities to have similar structure as to Minnie Maud. [Read more…]