Personal Stories

Shattering ED’s Carnival Mirror

By Katrin Alyss--I am sure that many people who haven’t had an eating disorder or seen their loved one struggling with an eating disorder don’t understand what it’s like.

I Deserve Recovery

By Rachel Taylor--I was first diagnosed with an eating disorder in 2013 when I was nineteen, but my deadly eating disorder and terrifying habits had begun long before then.

Health is Not a Number

By Lauren Myers--In the past year, there has been a surge in the popularity of those trendy wearable wristbands that monitor and track all facets of a person’s daily life—from food intake to activity and even sleep.

Recovery is More Important Than a Fitness Tracker

By Katrin Alyss--Right before a Las Vegas trip in May 2013, I became interested in exercising. I purchased a watch that had a pedometer on it so I could keep track of how many steps I walked.

When Fitness Becomes Compulsion

By Tori Lilly--You know John Green’s saying about falling in love? “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”


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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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