I am sitting here, watching tv, and American Dad comes on.
It is the same episode I saw several years ago. An episode that resonated deeply with me. It was the first time I felt that television actually had a real grip on the experiences of anorexia.
Sure it is a cartoon that mocks life and no one takes seriously, like, ever. But sometimes, like South Park, it gets people talking; it gets ideas out there.
It made me realize I was not alone.
Then I experienced Skins, UK and Cassie’s experiences. That really resonated with me and really opens the eyes for others. I spoke about it in my early blogs.
But back to American Dad.
Tonight, the episode was on again.
I remembered how accurate it is–in the beginning and again in the end. Stan’s struggles are so real. His bro coach = Ed’s voice. The episode is spot on.
I wanted to attach the episode in here but I cannot find it anywhere without paid subscription. Instead, here is the wiki link.
It is worth the 25ish minutes to truly get a good look into the mind of someone suffering with anorexia; get the feels.
I am going to share it with PC. Just to help him understand the pain and struggling a little bit.
But it is also great because it validates. You are not alone.
We are together in this.
Anorexia is real and is not a trendy weight loss fad. It is a disorder; an illness. It is not a choice. It is a life sentence and for some of us a death sentence.
There is an “i” in illness, but there is a “we” in wellness.