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A diary of obsessive love and eating disorders
Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia is a real-life diary account of an obsessive nineteen year old lesbian, Natasha, whose internal homophobia, alongside infatuations with women, bring her condemnation in both her gay and straight environments and drive her into a state of compulsive binge-eating and purging.
Edited from detailed, encoded diary entries, the story begins in the summer of 1989–one year after the infamous, homophobic Section 28 was introduced in the UK. This is the first book to present a diary account of living as a lesbian with an eating disorder.
Natasha is obsessively, unrequitedly in love with her former teacher, Miss Williams, a love which she declares openly as a tattoo on her wrist. She meets Alex, a girl her own age, who questions her about the tattoo, revealing her own remarkably similar obsessive love for her former teacher, Miss Wilson. A romance blossoms between the two girls. Alex is slim and beautiful, Natasha is not.
A book about coming out as lesbian, and an eating disorder memoir, this is compulsive reading.