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NEDAwareness Week 2014 Thoughts & Seal Press Giveaway

This week is the 2014 NEDAwareness Week, and this year’s theme is “I Had No Idea.” I think this is an excellent choice for a theme, as there a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding eating disorders, and a lot of people have no idea what it is like to have an eating disorder, how […]

The Atlantic Article On Thinspo, Fitspo, and Social Media

I found this article in The Atlantic interesting because it addresses the idea of “thinspo” and “fitspo” and the fine line between wanting to lose weight for healthy reasons, and wanting to lose weight for unhealthy reasons (or because of an eating disorder). It also deals with the idea of censoring certain phrases and images […]

NYT Article on ED (AN) Recovery

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/health/26anorexia.html?_r=1&src=tptw While I disagree with the premise that recovery is not possible for everyone (I truly believe it is), I think this article raises an interesting point about how we define recovery. Is it when weight restoration and normal menstruation occur? Is it when the patient stops obsessing about food? I think the process of […]

Article About EDNOS

This article about EDNOS is interesting, because it┬ádiscusses some of the downfalls of the current DSM eating disorder diagnoses. I like that it addresses some of the problems particular to EDNOS, such as someone who is overweight losing weight (using eating disorder symptoms) and ending up at a normal weight, but physically compromised. EDNOS is […]

Gaining

I’ve been formulating this post in my head for a long time. Months, in fact. It’s a rather touchy subject, but one I feel I need to address, as both someone who has recovered from an eating disorder, and as a woman in American society. I’ll start at the beginning. When I was a little […]

How Purge Came To Be (A Brief Overview)

People usually don’t ask me about the story behind Purge; they’re usually more interested in when it’s going to be published, who the publisher is, can they get it on amazon, etc. I think the story behind Purge is important, though. I did not sit down one day and decide to write a memoir. I […]