Everything That Falls Has Wings

Parkman, Kathy

Primary Category: Literature / Fiction

Genre: Short Story

Annotated by:
Squier, Harriet
  • Date of entry: Oct-07-1997


A young woman, Rachel, denies that she has an eating disorder, despite the concern of her boyfriend, Taylor, and her therapist, Karina. We see her complex system of denial, self-control, and isolation as the people who care about her most become more concerned and frustrated. Finally, through the confrontation of a beloved former professor, her therapist, and through meeting a physician whom she trusts for the first time, she begins to recognize her problem. She concludes, "I am only half here, and I don't know where I've gone."


A realistic picture of the psyche of someone with anorexia nervosa.

Primary Source

I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted


Papier Mache

Place Published

Watsonville, Calif.




Sandra Haldeman Martz

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