"We, the perfect girls, try to fill these gaping holes with food, blue ribbons, sexual attention, trendy clothes, but no matter how hard we try, they remain. We have called this insatiable hunger by many different names-ambition, drive, pride-but in truth it is a fundamental distrust that we deserve to be on this earth in the shape we are in. A perfect girl must always be a starving daughter, because there is never enough-never enough accomplishment. Never enough control. Never enough perfection."

Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney E. Martin