As clinicians and researchers in the field of eating disorders, we are not experts, but remain forever students of the disorders. Often, enhanced understanding of the experience of eating disorders comes from women and men who have recovered. Listening to their stories and how they made sense of the illnesses broadens our conviction that although there are similarities, everyone’s eating disorder is unique. This presentation for an anthropology class is one patient’s perspective on her illness. It is a moving piece and we are grateful that she is allowing us to share it with readers of the Exchanges blog.