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Dispel judgement, debunk the myths and correct the misconceptions you hold about eating disorders.

The Struggles of a Chronic Dieter
I am 25 years old and I have spent over 15 years of my life worried about my weight. If you want to get technical, that is 60 percent of the time I have spent on this Earth. I know, it sounds like a c...
Unity Addisona year ago
How Veganism Is Helping Me To Overcome My Eating Disorder
During the depths of my eating disorder, I was completely controlled by an anorexic voice– a voice that would never leave, looming always over my shoulder. This voice would scream at me for eating, bu...
My ED Story (Part 2)
So, as I said last week, the dream to be thin was not the sole one to turn into the darkest reality. Once I realised my habits needed to change, I not only began to eat comfortably but going out and e...
Rebekah Sanyua year ago
Finishing the Fight with Bulimia
Two years ago, I wouldn't be voluntarily sitting in a coffee shop like I am now. Heck, I would be trying every move possible to not have to go to a coffee shop. And then, just for considering eating f...
My ED Story
I too have been a victim of image obsession. In the 21st century where pictures of runaway models fill every magazine and advertisement stand, it seems rather tempting to tell ourselves, "I should pur...
Disordered Eating and a Solution
Imagine you’re sitting in front of a mirror with a laptop in hand and a tempting bowl of your favorite snack in the other. In one hand your laptop is telling you why you should not eat that snack and ...
Olivia Coxa year ago
A Socially Acceptable Addiction
On February 14, 2012, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I was 15-years-old, a sophomore in high school, and I was perpetually moody, or rather, as my mother likes to say, “temporarily insane.” I w...
Let's Talk Fat Part Two
"One of the biggest things I hate about mental illness—the days you wake up and you feel like just not existing. Then people feel like they have to put their two cents in. It doesn't make me feel bett...
Tonya Armenakisa year ago
I Have a New Eating Disorder
I truly don’t enjoy most foods that I eat and usually when I eat, I get a stomach ache or I feel guilty because it is something that is not good for my body. We live in a world today where there is al...
Nathaniel Cornsa year ago
We Need to Stop Telling Trans People to Hate Their Body
This article stems from me reading several articles about how more and more Trans people are being diagnosed with eating disorders, and a lot of pent up anger that until now I haven’t really had an ou...
Kaylen Blescha year ago
Let's Get Real
Let's get real ladies. Being a woman is HARD. Society expects so much of us, yet wants us to be able to admit when we are struggling. BUT if you do admit those struggles, you're weak or sharing too mu...
Lucy Stridea year ago
I Don't Quite Measure Up...
"What's the matter?" my mum asked me one day with a look of concern. "I'm fine," I replied as I had many times before. The truth is I was not. That morning I had stood in front of the mirror, yet agai...
Lynnsay Oa year ago
Reflections on the Ridiculous Rules My Eating Disorder Made Me Follow
I’ve suffered from an eating disorder since I was about thirteen years old. I’m twenty-two now and I’m still trying to recover. One important tool in my recovery tool belt that I also recommend to any...
Heather Teresea year ago
Orthorexia: The Eating Disorder You've Never Heard Of
Nowadays, fuel for a negative body image is everywhere. We see it in magazines, store windows, TV ads, social media, basically everywhere we look there’s another photo shopped body telling us we aren’...
Erika Mariea year ago
Ana
Part 1 I walk along a deserted path. I see nobody near me. I don’t feel anything. There’s nothing to focus on. I don’t know where I’m going. I don’t know how I got here. But that’s when she comes to m...
Birthday Trip
Sunday April 29, 2018 As we are leaving Philly, I can’t help but think about the previous trips we have taken. It seems as though each time gets better and better. But it has hit me that this may be o...
Mirror, Mirror
As I look in the mirror, what do I see? I do not see what you say you see. I see a description of ugly, a shade of distaste. Is this is truly me? It has been a struggle for me to be happy since I was ...
Wildfire Maniaa year ago
Food Confessions
Body: What do I need to function? Food. Body: What fuels me? Food. Body: What do you deny me the most? Food. Body: Feed me. Food. Somehow, even the four letters making up this word engineer a strangen...