While subjected to the alleged abuse of Dr. Luke, Kesha was facing pressures imposed by the media. In an op-ed for Elle, the singer criticized the music industry’s rigid beauty standards, pointing out how they “set unrealistic expectations for what a body is supposed to look like, and I started becoming overly critical of my own body because of that.” The singer told Vogue in 2015, “Inside I was really unhappy, but outside, people were like, ‘Wow, you look great.'” She later told ET, “They would just be like, ‘Oh my gosh, keep doing whatever you’re doing! You look so beautiful, so stunning.'”

Feeling trapped by these “compliments,” the singer realized she needed help, and confided in her mother. During her interview with ET, Kesha said, “I remember shaking because I was so fed up, so anxious, and I was just mad that I had let myself get to that point.” She checked in to a recovery center in 2014. Kesha was able to talk to a nutritionist, eventually coming to the understanding that, “food is a positive thing for your body,” per Vogue. She concluded that “being healthy is the most important thing I can do for myself.”

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, or know someone who is, help is available. Visit the National Eating Disorders Association website or contact NEDA’s Live Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. You can also receive 24/7 Crisis Support via text (send NEDA to 741-741).

Post source: The List

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