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I’m not entirely sure what OA unity means to me, but a specific memory early in my program comes to mind. After a meeting, one member said to another, “I love you if you’re eating. I love you if you’re not eating. I love you because you are a compulsive overeater.” This was one of the kindest things I’d ever heard—free from judgment, overflowing with kindness and compassion. I still struggle with a need to make judgments and a desire for control both inside and outside OA. But the rooms are like a dressing room where I can try on

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