It seems like every day of the week we hear a new account of how eating disorders have affected the people we see on our TV screens, but it never becomes easier to stomach. More
When we’re not busy analyzing the ridiculous costumes they wear on their show, it seems like everything we say about the Pretty Little Liars cast is sparkled with praise for their insightful, body positive attitudes. More
New information from The Sun seems to suggest that anorexia was not responsible for Peaches Geldof‘s death. More
It’s disgusting that someone decided to make money off of people who are very seriously ill and desperately need help. More
Lady Gaga‘s SXSW concert involved performative purging, and eating disorder recovery advocate Demi Lovato thinks it’s disgusting. More
After a month of unbridled culinary hedonism, slurping down fancy ramen and half pound cheeseburgers and too many bagels and beers to count, I started to feel like my twice weekly green juice was the only thing keeping me from getting scurvy. More
Recovery is a stupid word. It feels too heavy, like it gives too much power to my eating disorder. But I am, unquestionably, in recovery–there’s not a better word. I’m in recovery, not recovered. Recovery is just another stage. It hasn’t gone away. More
Despite spanning 10 years, my eating disorder sometimes feels very far from the present. Just as with many things, I have tucked it away to keep myself safe from falling back into it and potentially worsening the existing consequences it left behind. After all, it was my most reliable friend and confidant for a decade–because I made it so, not because I didn’t have people who loved me. More
Men’s experiences with eating disorders are often under-diagnosed, overlooked, or purposely kept hush-hush. Here are seven famous men who have bravely spoken out about their struggles with anorexia, bulimia and other disorders. More
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It’s harmful and it’s bullshit. More
We need to change the way TV and films portray eating disorders. More
Social media can be a terrible hotbed of brutal #proana sentiments and triggering nonsense. The internet can be an unhealthy world for sick girls to retreat to where eating disorders are glamorized and encouraged. Apparently, it doesn’t have to be like that and social media can be a nice thing. One instagram at a time, this rad teen proves the internet can be used for good and that recovered life is way more positive than the throes of a disease like anorexia.
When Ke$ha announced this weekend that she was entering rehab for eating disorder treatment, we should have known that not everybody would handle the situation with grace and respect. More
And now, a word from the most reasonable, respected, and articulate person in Hollywood: Snooki. More