6 Things to Lose This Holiday Season That Aren't Weight

By Kaitlin Irwin, Dana Land, and Stephanie Ziajka--For some of us, when the first house on the block puts up their holiday lights, it’s a time for celebration –  it’s a time to indulge in savory baked goods, flowing holiday cocktails, and a 24-hour long lineup of guilty pleasure Christmas movies.

5 Signs That Someone You Love Might Have an Eating Disorder

By Kaitlyn Oberg--For many, the holiday season is a source of great joy, bringing merriment and indulgence after a long and trying year.

The Problem with “Before and After” Photos in Eating Disorder Recovery

By Laura Porter--If you’ve seen mainstream reporting on eating disorders recovery, you’ve probably seen the all-too-common “before and after” pictures.

3 Important Takeaways from Saturday Night Live’s “Welcome To Hell”

By Traci Ayub--For many, the news from the past few months has been a shocker with multiple powerful actors and politicians being accused of sexual misconduct. For the rest of us, it’s no shock. In a catchy bubblegum pop parody, the women of Saturday Night Live gleefully sing about the recent events in the song titled “Welcome to Hell.”

Finding and Nurturing My Recovery Voice

By Katrin Alyss--I have gotten more than gifts for my birthday. I have gained my inner strength and my recovery voice. What is a recovery voice? A recovery voice is a voice inside any person that is in recovery from an abusive situation or recovering from an eating disorder.

5 Myths About Men with Eating Disorders

By Jason Deng--In his song with Lil Wayne, “Nothing But Trouble,” Charlie Puth sings, “These Instagram models are nothing but trouble.”

#ANoteToShawn

By River Ceballos--If you’re as much of a music lover as I am, you’ve probably heard of Shawn Mendes. All you super fans probably know him by his birth name, Shawn Peter Raul Mendes.

Shining Light on Gender Nonconformity and Eating Disorders

By Ash Thoms--When you hear “eating disorder,” many people still picture a young, emaciated, upper-class white female.

How I’m Utilizing Social Media for Social Good

By Casey Chon--I often want to delete all of my social media profiles. In fact, I deleted my Snapchat months ago and it has been great. But I keep my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter alive, and I do this because social media holds a lot of powers. One of them is giving everyone a voice. 

Are You Media Literate?

By Michaela Escarcega--It’s National Media Literacy Week, and you might be thinking, “I’m a savvy Millennial who knows everything there is to know about the Internet.”

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