“Unhealthy”: Two Stories Of Mental Health And Body Image

2019 DEBUT “Unhealthy”: Two Stories Of Mental Health And Body Image
Book Author(s) Sarah Winifred Searle, Abby Howard
Publisher Self-published
Book List Price $10
All-Ages Appropriate No
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DESCRIPTION:

“Unhealthy” contains two comic essays from people who’ve always been told their bodies don’t look healthy enough, and have mentally and physically damaged themselves in the pursuit of looking “healthier”. Ignatz-nominated cartoonist Sarah Winifred Searle recounts how she’d sabotage her body by intentionally eating food that would make her sick, and discusses her ongoing attempts to build a kinder relationship with food and allow herself happiness. Cartoonist Abby Howard sought out a calorie-counting program and started down a path of pika and point-saving which ultimately led to a lifelong struggle with bulimia. It’s an ongoing battle, but both want to share with people what it truly is to be “Unhealthy”.