It wasn’t long ago that I was just leaving my teenage years behind, that agony-filled time, full of questions.
Like all teenagers, I had doubts. I doubted myself, my capabilities, my personality, but most of all, my physical appearance.
What’s wrong with me? Why aren’t I satisfied with what I see in the mirror?
As I entered into adulthood, always surrounded by women and men with body image issues, I finally realised that something wasn’t quite right.
I understood that a common pain surrounded us, and that many people really did suffer from it.
That’s why I wanted to get involved with ANEB.
Even today, I want to speak out against all the superficial and unrealistic images we’re bombarded with. I want to fight against the one mask of beauty we’re constantly presented. I want to give concrete help to the thousands of people who fight, often in silence, against a dangerous and omnipresent plague in our society: eating disorders.
That’s what the people at ANEB do.
They get up and make their voices heard. But most of all, they listen. They’re available for all of the people they have supported and helped since ANEB’s creation.
So I’d like to thank ANEB.
For everything they do and everything they are.
I have grown with them, and I hope to continue growing with them for a long time to come.
comedian and ANEB spokesperson