She saw herself differently in the sixth grade and she came to the conclusion that she was overweight. That is when her bulimia started.
“Growing up I was an outgoing person. But in sixth grade being overweight worsened the problem and that made me a target. This resulted in becoming shy and channeling my feelings in a negative way,” Abby Hanson, a sophomore attending Noblesville High School said.
Hanson’s sixth and seventh grade years were tough because she was bullied about her weight. This led to unhealthy habits and the start of her eating disorders.
However, being bullied and having an eating disorder introduced her to her love of writing and spoken poetry. She began with prose, which is a speech type, and reading more than she did before. She liked watching slam poetry on YouTube.
“Eating disorders is a big problem, but it makes you realize you are not alone. Hearing …
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