eating disorder

"My eating disorder is like a safety blanket."

I'm Scared Of Recovering From My Eating Disorder

It has been part of my life for so long that I have woven it into the fabric of my personality and sense of self. Read...
Emily Neie    |   03.21.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

We Can Talk About Being Too Thin; Why Can't We Talk About Being Too Fat?

As soon as we change the subject from thin to fat, we change the conversation from concern to hostility. Read...
joni edelman   |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
Here’s what I know right now: my story will have many more ups and downs.

I Have An Eating Disorder: An Introspective  

Being a human is hard. Being a human with an eating disorder is inexplicably hard. Every time I think I have control over the situation, my eating Read...
Anonymous    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

How “Getting Healthy” Can Become An Eating Disorder

One day I was “healthy” and the next day I was sick — slowly and then all at once. Read...
joni edelman   |   02.27.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Set Point Weight: What Is It? How Do I Change It?

You didn't fail the diet; the diet failed you. Read...
joni edelman   |   02.20.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
Livejournal hosted some seriously misguided "communities."

That Time I Had A Secret Obsession With Livejournal 'Thinspiration'

If you were a teenager in the late '90s or early 2000s, chances are you know about Livejournal. For those who weren’t around, Livejournal was the Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   02.16.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
All I know is that having someone poke tiny holes in my skin is really effective at helping me manage my depression and anxiety.

I Feared Anti-Depressants Would Trigger My Eating Disorder, So I Tried Acupuncture Instead

Like 7.5 million other Americans, I have depression with a side of anxiety disorder. But I was scared to follow the traditional treatment plan of Read...
Megan Zander    |   02.15.17   |   SHARE
Minds

The Obesity Code: Your Fat Is Not Your Fault.

Here’s the dilemma I find myself facing pretty much every time I think about fat/weight/diabetes/bullshit sold to us by the media/mostly Weight Read...
joni edelman   |   02.13.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After