“And at the most dysfunctional end, of course there are the kamikaze girls who wade into war with their pituitary - they try to starve it or confuse it into defeat, with anorexia, or bulimia.
But the problem with battling yourself is that even if you win, you lose. At some point - scarred and exhausted - you either accept that you must become a woman - that you are a woman - or you die.”
Caitlin Moran, How to Become a Woman, 2011
Reading Caitlin Moran and laughing and crying in gross snotty sobs. Every word of this is written on my teenage lacerated heart.