Q & A – EDAW Day Six & Seven

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

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Myths & Facts About Eating Disorders – EDAW Day One.

But anyway, for my first post I've written what I think is probably the most important post I've ever done: 'Myths and Facts about eating disorders.' The myths I'm about to debunk are all ones that I've personally heard and I know many others will have heard them as well. In fact I think I'd probably be safe in saying that every eating disorder sufferer will have heard at least one of these during their time with one. I think perhaps the most alarming thing however, is that it's not just our peers that have said these things, it's adults, parents, teachers, even people in the health care profession such as doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, health care assistants... And that's something that desperately needs to change. Because the more these things are said, the more people believe them, the more the stigma surrounding eating disorders deepens and the less the chances are of people feeling able to reach out and access help before it's too late. So let's get started!

Body Positivity

Something is being brought to my attention a lot more recently, something I'm spectacularly frustrated and disappointed by. And while it's such a huge issue to tackle and I feel incredibly powerless being just one person, change has to begin somewhere. That 'somewhere' is the 'Body Positivity Movement'; like feminism, it's sickening that there even … Continue reading Body Positivity