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Anonymous Story 28

“I left a company I danced for mid-season. I was seriously injured, but I truly left because of the toxic and manipulative work environment. This company continues to promote themselves as this successful, welcoming, and diverse organization, and continues to receive recognition for it from local news sources and popular dance magazines.  It pains me …

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Anonymous Story 27

“I was ‘blessed’ with the ‘perfect ballet body’. Long legs and arms, short torso, incredibly hyper-mobile. Unfortunately, this ‘perfect’ body comes with its flaws. Since my early teens, I was incredibly injury prone and had a number of relatively serious and long-term injuries. Throughout my full-time training and time within a professional ballet company, I …

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Anonymous Story 24

“My friends have suffered through ‘typical’ eating disorders; bulimia, anorexia, etc. But even more of them abused things from laxatives to cocaine, consumed raw lettuce for meals (or skipped them all together), and replaced nutritious foods with vitamins to avoid the calories. These aren’t necessarily textbook definitions of an eating disorder, but they are eating …

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