'I Thought if I Was Fat Nobody Could See That I Was Evil'

'I Thought if I Was Fat Nobody Could See That I Was Evil'

I can barely remember the taste of anything I ate as a child. For the 17 years I endured emotional and physical abuse at the hands of my parents, every one of my senses was numbed. When you are in survival mode, you don't feel anything. My family home looked like any dull suburban detached house, but inside it was hell. It was my father who carried out most of the abuse, but my mother was completely under his control. She had to be waiting by the door with his briefcase when he left the house in the morning and...

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