Disorders on the Wire: Music and Metaphor as Pathways to Recovery" is
an Eating Disorder recovery book / music project that will be released
in late 2013 by Personal Bias Records. This Kickstarter will help defray the cost of printing the book, recording and producing the music, and marketing the project.
We have already edited the book and researched all of the background musician/recording costs, so we have a solid understanding of how to bring this project to fruition. This Kickstarter will give us the financial backing to get this project moving so we can get this important book and music into the hands and hearts of those facing their eating disorders.
This is the story that my eating disorder
wouldn't let me tell. It is a direct portal to which my eating disorder
did not grant me access. Only in the aftermath can I really explain, and
in the explanation, those struggling right now can know about that portal kept well-hidden.
"Eating Disorders on the Wire: Metaphor and Music as Pathways to
Recovery" guides the reader on a recovery journey as told through a
metaphorical tale. Throughout this journey, the eating disorder takes
the form of various metaphors including wire-walking, a cocoon, a
courtroom, and quicksand. You are shown how each metaphor can be used to
your advantage or disadvantage, depending on how you choose to enable
The book's purpose is to assign imagery and tale to feelings that the
eating disorder may render unidentifiable. After all, many with eating
disorders share this pre-existing struggle with direct expression. We
lack (or don't understand how to use) the appropriate tools that allow
us to cope healthfully. Many of us cope with our inability to tolerate
these inexplicable feelings by numbing them out - and for different
people, different eating disordered symptoms assume the role of "numbing
agent." "Eating Disorders on the Wire" attempts to find resolution here
by rendering recovery vivid. It provides a universal platform from
which to work; a universal language for anyone struggling to
communicate. It also allows loved ones to have an alternate perspective
from which to understand.Music is my broadest and most pertinent
metaphor for recovery. And with that, my book - literally and
metaphorically - comes full circle. Here, there is connection.
Hand-to-hand clasping. Locking my spirit together with yours, after
we've just found ourselves in images and symbols and tales. We meet and
align here, because no matter what our chosen connecting point, we have
all gone through and come out from under something. And we need to
congratulate ourselves and honor that bond.
Risks and challenges
While we understand that many unforseen hurdles may arise, we are well prepared for any and all unexpected obstacles. Having a background in the world of music and fashion the minds behind Personal Bias Records have planned for the unseen and have learned from previous experiences on how to quickly recover and still develop a professional product that we can be proud of. Personal Bias Records is here for the long haul and we look forward to proving that to each and every investor in this project.
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