Roz Purcell shares emotional post as part of Eating Disorders Awareness week

Roz Purcell shares emotional post as part of Eating Disorders Awareness week

The Tipperary model shared before and after photos of herself, along with an emotional letter to her ‘past-self’ as part of Eating Disorders Awareness week.

She wrote: “It's coming to an end of ED (eating disorder) awareness week.

“I hadn't really planned on putting anything up, it feels like another lifetime and even though I've spoken about my food and body struggles on here in the past it never gets any easier.

I feel sad looking back, I wasted so many years putting myself down, missing opportunities and worst of all not being me around my friends and family. (sorry) I know I was miserable



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She went on to say that “the girl on the left” was purely for show and never did she one think how well her body held all her organs in place.

I resented it, I punished it, binged, threw up, purged, on repeat, while pretending everything was fine

She said she used to think it was her fault and learned to accept that this was how she would always act towards her body.

“but thankfully that's just not true,” she added.


When asked what helped her through her disorder she said that “everyone's journey will be different” and for her, it was a handful of things that all seemed to happen in one year.

Along with reaching out for help through therapy, it made me realise how lucky I was and how important it was for me to change and start being me again

“There's so many people & organisations to reach out to like @bodywhys . And I hope this week has brought some awareness and help to those who need it”

She signed off the post by saying that wished she could go back and and talk to her younger self.

“But I can't & I guess that's why it's good to talk about it now so maybe even one person will go ask for help”