Topic: Bulimia

How To Help Your Friend With An Eating Disorder Without Being An Ass

How To Help Your Friend With An Eating Disorder Without Being An Ass

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 »

Getting Pregnant Made Me Finally Seek Help For My Bulimia

Getting Pregnant Made Me Finally Seek Help For My Bulimia

I had a lot of body image issue growing up. I started developing early and that led to teasing and bullying, which in turn led to self-loathing and eventually an eating disorder. I struggled with what was eventually diagnosed as bulimia from the age of 11 onward and it got to the point where I would binge and purge numerous times a day. I still have the scars on my right hand from making myself throw up, and I’ve battled the physical effects of bulimia as well as the emotional ones. More »

Swedish Modeling Agencies Soliciting Teenagers At Eating Disorder Clinic

Swedish Modeling Agencies Soliciting Teenagers At Eating Disorder Clinic

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 »