By Elena and Clare Dunkle
Eating disorders have extensive and pernicious effects on your mental and physical health.
Eating disorders are more serious than society percieves them to be.
Eating Disorders affect not only the person suffering from the mental disorder but also everyone close to them.
Elena (R) and Valerie (L) at the boarding school in Germany
Elena (R) and Valerie (L). This was taken a year after Elena's rape when still no one knew but her
Elena (L) and Valerie (R) in grade school
Elena tweets news about her's and her sister's lives. She also retweets and replies to comments about her book.
Clare's books played a major role in Elena's childhood. The characters in those books influenced the tattoos she got later in life.
"Because it's like this: there's fat, and there's thin. Fat is bad, and thin is good... If she's fat, she's pitiful. If she's thin, she's sophisticated and mysterious. People say life's different, but people say there's a tooth fairy too."