Personal Stories

My Eating Disorder Wasn’t the Only Mental Illness I Conquered

By Tori Lilly--This month is Mental Health Month. It is important that mental health and mental illnesses are talked about, no matter how hard that may be.

Becoming Me: How I Took My Life Back from ED

By Emily Benko--I deprived my mind, body and soul of nourishment for nearly a decade after a physically and emotionally abusive relationship with my eating disorder, which I now figuratively refer to as my ex-ED.

Fat Shaming Won’t Bring Me Down

By Jennifer Simpson--Fat shaming runs rampant in our world today. From ad campaigns that promote getting “beach body” ready to online comment forums criticizing someone with an eating disorder, fat shaming surrounds us.

I Am Stronger Than My Critics

By Katrin Alyss--In my sophomore year of high school, my birth mother told me that an outfit I wanted to wear was off-limits.

Creating Balance

By Chloe O'Connell--I am a 23-year-old student at Northeastern University. My love of fitness began as an athlete, all the way back when I could begin kicking a soccer ball.


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This site was developed in partnership with Riverduinen and made possible by generous contributions from JPMorgan Chase, Globant, the University of Delaware, and The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.

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