Posts made in February, 2015

NEDAwareness Week 2015

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in EDs and the Media, My Story, NEDAwareness Week 2015 | Comments Off on NEDAwareness Week 2015

NEDAwareness Week 2015

Media Literacy   Today begins National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2015. Last year, I spent NEDAwareness Week inside a residential treatment facility. I hadn’t even known the week was coming up until I saw it on the weekly schedules we received, which told us what groups were available and when our various therapy and medical appointments were taking place. I had never “celebrated” (if that’s the right word… commemorated?) NEDAwareness Week before then. After all, it had only been a little over two months since I’d even learned that what I’d...

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The Middle Ground: What No One Tells You About Recovery

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Ins and Outs of Eating Disorders, My Story | 6 comments

The Middle Ground: What No One Tells You About Recovery

I have over 2,300 photos on my phone. It’s completely overloaded. I haven’t been able to upgrade the software in months because it is too full of photos. (At least a third of which are probably my cat…) I suppose I’m like many other millennials when it comes to the photo obsession. Or maybe it’s just that I land solidly in the visual learner category. Regardless, these photos are the way that I recall my day to day life. To a casual onlooker, many of them probably seem mundane  — the picture of me and my cousin on the roof of my building, or the selfie of me at...

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Refinery29 Accuses Author of Claiming to Cure Bulimia

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in EDs and the Media, Published Writings | Comments Off on Refinery29 Accuses Author of Claiming to Cure Bulimia

Refinery29 Accuses Author of Claiming to Cure Bulimia

For the last few weeks I have been writing for the Proud2BMe.org Media Response Team. A dozen or so 20-somethings (and some younger) keep an eye out for images, articles, and anything else that sustains the thin ideal, unrealistic body image, fat (or thin) shaming, and so on and so forth. My editor recently alerted us to a recent book review put out by the website Refinery29 about a forthcoming book called Chasing Hunger. According to Refinery29 writer Kelsey Miller, the book is “so outrageous and offensive that it’s almost laughable. Almost.” And indeed — what Miller recounted was...

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