Honors Projects

Bonus Days

A. C. L.


Bonus Days is a collection of poems, personal reflections, and abstract paintings which is prefaced by a research paper and created with the intention of providing support to eating disorder survivors and their loved ones. The creative portion of Bonus Days is written autobiographically, and is based upon the author's own experience with going through and later reflecting upon the process of recovering from anorexia and bulimia as a teenager. The collection as a whole responds to influences in the media which encourage teens in particular to engage in disordered behavior, and functions to counteract those influences by providing a vulnerable yet powerful voice in favor of recovery.