Chelsea Rae (secreteggshells) wrote in ed_ucate,
Chelsea Rae

Triggering Books?

I am reading a book for school, it is called "Beloved" and I'm finding it very triggering. There is this girl, and it often speaks of her great beauty. And it is making me feel bad about myself. There is also this one line, I just got done reading.

"Sometimes" he spoke to Judah "I get so tiered of picking up lace handkerchiefs for fat women that I am sorry I was born such a well mannered Creole."
The character who said this is SUPPOST to be a total pig, but still.

I find myself feeling horrible about myself now and wanting to engage in eating disorder behaviors, I'm not going to, but I am triggered.

Obvious question: Have you experienced something similar to this?

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