Being generous involves more than sharing your time, money, and talents. Sometimes generosity involves sharing your heartache.
Meet Kendal Privette, wife, mother, poet, friend, teacher, and woman who triumphed over anorexia.
In Kendal’s book Full, readers meet the sweet-talking and ever-powerful Ed (Kendal’s name for her Eating Disorder).
At first, the words Ed whisper make sense, and seem reasonable.
Just two pounds.
Just two pounds.
But as time passes, Ed firmly grips Kendal’s body and mind, and demands full obedience. How is that obedience measured? By Ed’s strongest weapon, the scale.
Documenting her three-year war with anorexia, Kendal uses poems and numbers (an indication of weight) to allow readers a glimpse into her raging battle.
My new love,
a fingertip of ED,
like a grandmother’s
long, bony finger
calling a child
my thoughts are of nothing
and how to keep him
Full is the result of one broken girl scribbling out her struggle for the world to read. Full is a reminder of our search and the search of our sisters, girlfriends, mothers, and daughters to find something to fill that God-shaped hole in our souls. Full is a story of desperation, restoration, and God’s abundant grace.
Now ready for the fun? Kendal is with us today.
In order to build a better understanding around anorexia and share about her book, Kendal agreed to answer our questions about this disorder.
And Kendal is giving away a free copy of her book, Full.
How do you get your hot, little hands on a copy? Simple. In my comment section, ask Kendal a question about anorexia, her experience with the disorder, or her decision to write a book, and Kendal will reply to each question. Then on Sunday, February 6th, we will randomly draw one person to receive a free copy of Full.
Kendal shares about anorexia and her book. We become educated, and one lucky reader gets a free book. I love it.