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
Topic: eating disorders
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
Remember that ridiculous “scandal” wherein Biggest Loser fans got upset because the contestant they cheered on through eating disorder-encouraging behavior may have developed an eating disorder? More
It’s harmful and it’s bullshit. More
We need to change the way TV and films portray eating disorders. More
I remember being about thirteen and puzzling over two conflicting pieces of dating advice when it came to eating: “Order a salad” and “I like to see a girl eat a steak.” More
“I’m jealous–I wish I had your discipline.” More
What a classy lady. More
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Dear Fans of The Biggest Loser… More
I would take a much less classy approach to that embarrassing situation. More
There’s support, and then there’s body parts. More
Thought Catalog, a blog that simply catalogues any thoughts from my fellow millennials in the form of essays, listicles and the whatnot, published a post yesterday that the editors maybe should have reconsidered. How bad is it? Well, I’ve looked into the darkest dregs of the internet’s pro-ana world and this anonymously written post would fit right there seamlessly. For those who somehow don’t know, pro-ana is short for pro-anorexia–it’s an internet thing. Those who are pro-ana practically worship eating disorders, maintain the idea that to have an eating disorder is a choice and that those afflicted should be left alone. 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.