Posts made in July, 2016

Fitness Models: The New “Anorexic Chic”?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in EDs and the Media, New Post | 3 comments

Fitness Models: The New “Anorexic Chic”?

The danger here is that unlike photoshopped models, fitness stars tell you that what they have is real, and that you could—no, you should—achieve it, too I was always “the thin one.” I spent more than a decade wavering between being underweight and being anorexic. Naturally, people just assumed that my body type was slender and somewhat frail. “You look like a model,” people would tell me. More than once, a stranger approached me on the street or in a cafe to ask if I was a ballerina. (Perhaps it is only in New York City that someone would a) care if they...

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Medication and Eating Disorders: An “Anti” View

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Ins and Outs of Eating Disorders, Insurance Issues, My Story, New Post | 0 comments

Medication and Eating Disorders: An “Anti” View

A diabetic isn’t considered weak for taking insulin. Why am I looked down on for taking medication to help my mind function? The right to take psychiatric medication — without having to justify it — ranks high on the anti-stigma agenda. There is a long way to go in achieving true mental health parity, but the frequency with which I see this particular plug leads me to believe that we’re making headway. So now I ask that same community of mental health advocates to expand your open-mindedness in yet another direction: my right NOT to take medication. Getting On the Medication I began...

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