Taylor Swift Opened Up About Her Struggle With an Eating Disorder

Carla Harmon
January 24, 2020

Swift also talks in the film about coming to terms with body image issues that grew out of scanning the countless images that are shot of her, and the comments posted on social media.

The singer, 30, unveiled her documentary Miss Americana Thursday night at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival to resounding acclaim by festival-goers who were the first to see the film, directed by Lana Wilson.

As she spoke to Variety, Taylor mentioned she was triggered to "starve a little bit" after seeing unflattering images of herself; some of which she claimed her "tummy was too big".

Taylor Swift is revealing that she suffered from an consuming dysfunction in her new documentary. I'm not as articulate as I needs to be about this subject as a result of there are such a lot of individuals who may discuss it in a greater method. "If I used to be given a punishment, I registered that as risky", Taylor explains.


The star says she now practises positive thinking when she is tempted to judge her body, telling herself: "Nope".

"I remember how, when I was 18, that was the first time I was on the cover of a magazine", she told the outlet.

"And it was because I had worn something that made my lower stomach look not flat". And then I went to the photo shoot and ended up in the locker room, and someone who worked in the magazine said: "Wow, it's so fantastic that you can fit into the sample size".

"And I looked at that as a pat on the head", she told Variety. "You register that sufficient occasions, and also you simply begin to accommodate the whole lot in direction of reward and punishment, together with your individual physique", she continues.


"I think I've never really wanted to talk about that before, and I'm pretty uncomfortable talking about it now". "But in the context of everything that I did or did not do in my life, I think it makes sense", she says. "Now I realise, no, if you eat food, have energy, get stronger, you can do all these shows and not feel (enervated)".

She went on to say she now accepts "the fact that I'm a size 6 instead of a size double-zero" and admitted she was defensive in the double-zero era when the topic of her weight came up. "But I did not eat". On the beauty standards and living up to the expectations: "It's all just fucking impossible!"

"Swift states this, in turn, contributed to her being really lean during her" 1989" age when she believed she was likely to feel as though she was going to pass out after a series - or perhaps halfway through it. I exercise a lot. "She was saying something like, 'It's ridiculous to say "I don't care what anyone thinks about me", because that's not possible. It's part of the hope of finding some kind of maturity and balance in your life".

"For so much of my life in the public eye when I get sad or upset or humiliated or angry or go through a really terrible time, I feel like people lean in with, like, this hunger". But I am really very happy.


There is a reason why the Red singer keeps her personal life, and her relationship with actor Joe Alwyn so private - being public with so many aspects of her life caused her deep anxiety and unhappiness. "That was what made me feel okay about feeling sadness, anger, humiliation around you because I felt like when I got sad, you did, too".

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