Jennette McCurdy is opening up about her battles with a long and hard eating disorder.
Today, the iCarly star penned an op-ed piece for The Huffington Post wherein she detailed her battle with anorexia and bulimia, which began when she was just 11 years old. The actress decided to break her silence in light of the recent National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and this is the first time that she has spoken publicly about it.
Prior to that, McCurdy says that she toyed around with the idea of writing an article on her disorder. However, since she had recently written an article on her mother's battle with cancer, it was too hard for her. For the past two years, Jennette has been in recovery maintenance, and she is no longer engaged in disordered eating. And now that she has been in therapy and is in a good place, she feels like she can finally tell her story.
"My disordered eating started when I was 11. As a child actress working in Hollywood, I quickly learned that remaining physically small for my age meant I had a better chance of booking more roles. Unfortunately, I had a trusty and dedicated companion ready to help me with my burgeoning anorexia: my mom!"