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.

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.”

Tackling Life Like a Titan: An Interview with Actor, Author, and Activist Daniel Mignault

By River Ceballos--I recently had the pleasure of interviewing my friend, Daniel Mignault. He is a professional actor, model, and novelist.

Ending the Silence Around Bullying

By Rachel Taylor--According to a study from Duke Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, bullying can affect the development of eating disorders in adolescents.

Orthorexia: From "Health" to Harm

By Annie Stewart--“I just want to eat healthy.” This is what I would say to anyone who would confront of me of my unhealthy eating patterns. For me, (as is often the case with many people) it started as an innocent desire to be healthy and in the beginning, it was.

Offensive Halloween Costumes to Never (Ever) Wear…and What to Wear Instead

By Catherine Mhloyi--It’s that time of year again. The temperature is going down, carved pumpkins are coming out and families across America are settling in to watch Hocus Pocus on repeat.

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