There are stories about eating disorders day in and day out. It’s sick, but we love to hear about people who have lost their ability to feed themselves adequately. Though we can’t stop chattering about them, we never seem to be getting the conversation about eating disorders quite right. We screw up in a lot of ways when we discuss eating disorders, but among the most egregious missteps is how we treat those we wouldn’t expect to be sick. Can we please stop associating eating disorders with privileged white girls and start accepting that they happen to all kinds of different people? More
When you hear of successful models being discovered, it’s generally a tale of that young woman walking down the street or through a mall, perhaps even winning a prestigious contest that enabled her to begin a journal toward fame and fortune.
Those stories rarely start with, “I was standing outside the eating disorder clinic when an agent walked up…” More
Note to Anthony Sharwood: If you’re going to make an important comment on a specific group, don’t insult another group in a cruel way. It defeats your point and makes you look like a giant jerk. More
You know how Amanda Bynes has been acting strangely (i.e. calling out Drake to ‘murder [her] vagina’ in public)? As she continues her odd behavior, Bynes’ Twitter has steadily become the only place people are find out anything about the star. Sadly, it seems she is potentially very ill. More
As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week comes to a close, I thought it was important to elaborate on arguably the most important message of all body image messages: you are not the sum of your measurements. More
In completely horrible news, a company called FatLossFactor is ruthlessly targeting teenagers with eating disorders to sell diet products.
You must be skinny now. You can be fat later. All anorexics live in France. More
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It’s easy to make fun of Celine Dion, but I find her girl crush on Adele extremely endearing. More
I assumed it might be in say, Gourmet magazine, because that would really ruin the enjoyable aspect of the experience of reading about food and thinking about eating. I assumed wrong. More
Instagram just launched themselves headfirst into the great Thinspo Debate: should photosharing services and blog platforms ban images that promote self-harm? More