Eating Disorders

It's Time to Listen: Men Struggle With Eating Disorders, Too

By Priscilla Bojorge--Eating disorders can affect anyone. I know this because a close male friend of mine from high school struggles with bulimia. I recently asked him if he felt comfortable speaking to me about his eating disorder, and he opened up about his story, under the condition that he remain anonymous throughout this piece.

Hey Cosmo, Cancer is Not a Diet Plan!

By Laura Dumitrescu--In today’s installment of things that should never need to be said: cancer is not a diet plan (surprise!). Apparently, Cosmopolitan didn’t get that memo, hence their recent blog post about an Australian woman titled, “How This Woman Lost [XX] Pounds Without ANY Exercise,” in which they imply that cancer can help one lose weight without needing to exercise. Yikes.

Professional Ballerina Colleen Werner Wants to Create a Body-Positive Dance World

By Diana Denza--Colleen Werner, a professional ballerina in New York City, first got involved with dance when she was only three years old. Today, after overcoming body hatred and an eating disorder, Werner hopes to inspire others to stand up to an industry that pressures dancers to meet often-impossible body standards.

What Does the Research Tell Us About Social Media and Body Image?

By Diana Denza--There’s been no lack of speculation about the effects of social media on body image and eating disorder recovery. On one hand, social media has fostered a diverse and vibrant body-positive and recovery community. On the other, social media often serves as a platform for anonymous bullying and face-and-body-altering filters. 

When Diets Become Deadly: An Open Letter to Lifehacker’s Beth Skwarecki

By Laura Dumitrescu--Your Lifehacker piece, “Starving Yourself Two Days a Week Is Actually Not a Bad Diet,” is dangerous, not only for those struggling with eating disorders, but for the public in general.

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