Perfectionism

6 Proud2Bme & NEDA Writers Share What It’s Like to Live with Co-Occurring Conditions

An eating disorder diagnosis can be challenging enough on its own, but many individuals also have other psychological issues that can accompany the eating disorder. 

Let’s Change Our Mindsets, Not Our Bodies

By Kaitlin Irwin--Is there one right way for our body to look? Of course not, and as a writer for Proud2Bme, I’m all about challenging the deep-seated notion that we’re supposed to be striving for that “perfect body.”

How I Learned to Love My Imperfect Smile

By Nichole Petroy--My teeth alone tell a story that my entire mouth could never form into the right words. I always had straight, white teeth and I got compliments on them for as long as I could remember. 

Getting Through a Breakup When You Have an Eating Disorder

By Hannah Pesch--There’s no denying that breakups are always hard. It can take months—even years—to completely heal and be ready to move on. When you have an eating disorder (ED), it can be even harder.

An Open Letter to Tame Impala, the Soundtrack to My Recovery

By Emma Willibey--This letter is addressed to Kevin Parker, whose project, Tame Impala, has helped me move toward self-acceptance and flexibility. But of course, it is dedicated to the readers of this blog—especially those who, like myself, are still plowing through mental recovery.

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