Eating Disorders

Aaron Carter Spoke Up About His Body Image Struggle – Here’s Why It Matters

By River Ceballos--Last week, while browsing the internet, I came across a headline that read, "Aaron Carter Explains Again Why He's So Skinny." Upon reading the article I found out that Aaron Carter suffers from a disorder called a hiatal hernia – a disorder that I also suffer from, caused by my years of living with bulimia.

Brazilian Illustrator Marcela Sabiá is Challenging the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health, Body Image & Disability

By Diana Denza--Marcela Sabiá is a 26-year-old Brazilian illustrator who loves dogs, astrology, and creating art that makes the world a better place.

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.

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