This woman chronicles her anorexia recovery on Instagram to inspire and help others
In 2012, 20-year-old Amalie Lee became so malnourished from anorexia that she needed to be hospitalized. A year later, she began chronicling her recovery process on Instagram in an effort to spread eating disorder awareness and to support and inspire those who also suffer from eating disorders. She told Cater News:
"I have been documenting it from the start, and it's weird to look back. People follow me because I am real and honest."
The Roehampton University student explained that although she was technically deemed healthy in the spring of 2014, the mental recovery is a much longer process. She said:
"The thought of spending the rest of my life alone, utterly consumed by an illness, eventually became more frightening than the thought of recovery. I educated myself ... I sat with all this knowledge, and I could not just keep it to myself when I knew I had many followers on social media who struggled with what I had been through."
Lee now has more than 60,000 Instagram followers who comment about her bravery and strength every day. Lee used her personal experience to help others and make them feel understood instead of alone. In the caption of one photo, Lee wrote:
"I am damn proud of my physical change as you can see, and I enjoy showing you my progress."
Take a look at some of Lee's Instagram pictures documenting her battle against anorexia over the past year.
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