Recovering from an eating disorder is at the heart of Finding Melissa. Recovering your identity is all part of the process.
Eighteen months ago, I started again: food and all that aside, any impressions of an identity had been well and truly buried under years of sickness and obsession and hospitals and depression.
It was like learning to walk again.
It was like tasting asparagus for the first time or the first unaccompanied trip to the shop.
It was like trying a hundred new things all at once – in the hope that I’d find the bits that fit.
And these are some of the things I did….