(Content warning for talk of disordered eating) Dear Weight-Watchers, Two days ago you launched your new app, 'Kurbo', aimed at 'changing unhealthy behaviours' in children aged between 8 and 17. Now let's get something out of the way right now, you can describe it in as wishy-washy, gentle, fat-phobic, health-concern troll terms as you like … Continue reading An Open Letter to Weight-Watchers Regarding ‘Kurbo’, Their New App For Kids
Last Sunday was my 18th birthday. I never thought I'd even make it to 15 (and then again with 16 and 17) and so turning 18, being an actual 'adult' is a huge deal and something I'm both terrified and proud of. I thought I'd take the opportunity to reminisce on my 18 years of … Continue reading Eighteen Things I’ve Learnt in Eighteen Years.
Homophobia doesn't always roar. Sometimes it's a whisper, only noticeable to the ears that are particularly attuned to it. Sometimes it's being handed a single stone, but people forget that if you give them too many stones then they will build a wall, a wall that's hard to knock down and a wall that should … Continue reading Homophobia Can Whisper As Well As Roar.
Today's post is extra special as it features some wise words from the lovely Lucy who, if you're a relatively new follower you might not know but she's actually the co-founder of Recover Your Life Back - we met in hospital in 2014 and have been friends since. Lucy wanted to talk today* something I … Continue reading Recovery – Two Steps Forwards, One Step Back.
For today's post I asked people to send in their questions for me to answer concerning Eating Disorders as I thought I'd have a bit of a Q and A session (definitely not because I'd run out of post ideas... 😉 ) So here goes! "If you had really disordered problems with eating but recovered … Continue reading Q & A – EDAW Day Six & Seven
Anorexia is an incredibly, frustratingly illogical disorder - it's not normal to not want to food, it's a basic human need and often the sufferer's mind is so taken over by their illness that you may worry that your well meaning words could be distorted and upset them. For starters I'd just like to say … Continue reading How To Support Your Friend With Anorexia – EDAW Day Five
Is it just me or does the title sound sort of like an English Literature question? Just me? Okay. Today's post is a very spontaneous one and not what I'd planned to talk about whatsoever but it's just something that came to me and I think it's actually something really important to think about. So … Continue reading Why Having An Eating Disorder is So Difficult in Modern Society – EDAW Day Four