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Camila Mendes Says Her Eating Disorder is 'Still a Curse to Me'

11 September 2019

Camila Mendes is speaking out about something bad that happened to her in college - and they got to tackle it directly on Riverdale.

While Cami didn't go into more detail about the incident, she revealed getting the tattoo served as a reminder to herself to "strengthen both her sense of self and the environment around her".

She blinks back tears as she explains to the publication, 'I got the tattoo after my freshman year'. Moving around throughout my whole childhood was a bit traumatic.

Mendes said that while a freshman at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, she was slipped a date rape drug known as a "roofie".

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The actress explains how she overcomes hard times in her life. You're constantly saying goodbye to people, and you're constantly being removed from your identity.

It's a mantra she carries with her to this day: the CW star says she always thinks about what she can do "physically for [her] self" whenever she goes through a hard time.

She's not wrong there - sleep saves lives! I told her about my anxiety around food and my obsession with dieting. The actress for Betty Cooper penned a blog post called "In light of the Harvey Weinstein allegations..." during the #MeToo movement in September 2017, in which she wrote that while "a teenager working on a project", her co-worker tried to use his "power" to "try and take advantage of [her]". If I said something, maybe the production would be halted ... people would be put out of work.

"I'm coming forward about my own experience to further express how common these assaults are in this industry and how important it is that we take action to fight against it", she said.

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In recent years, Mendes has shared many personal stories with the world, including her struggles with bulimia. However, doing so, as Mendes has, can help others through similar traumas.

She tells Women's Health, 'I've only recently gotten better'.

'When I was a teenager, there were no role models when it came to body positivity, that simply was not a thing'.

She said that "It's healthy that's important, not appearance".

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"My passion for education, cinema, music, etc. - all the interests that used to occupy my mind - had been eaten away by my desire to be thin, and it made me miserable".

Camila Mendes Says Her Eating Disorder is 'Still a Curse to Me'