The REAL Way to Raise Eating Disorder Awareness – An Alternative to Netflix’s To the Bone

Let's agree on one thing . . . Netflix's "To the Bone" - the film that was meant to shine a light on the dark world of eating disorders - was a complete disaster. There is no doubt that this film followed in the footsteps of its ED film ancestors by continuing to propagate archaic [...]

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Why You Shouldn’t Watch Netflix’s “To the Bone”

Well, it's been quite a while since I have posted. University had me drowning in more tedious essays, meticulous lab reports, and mundane reading assignments than anyone could have ever imagined.  Once summer break started in June, you'd think I would have felt relieved and would have started blogging again .  . . .well folks, [...]

How to Get the Most out of Eating Disorder Treatment

You've found the best eating disorder treatment center, packed your suitcase to point where you are still shocked you got it to close, and now you are off - off to spend the next couple of weeks or months literally fighting for your life. Currently the relapse rate for anorexic patients ranges from 9% to [...]

Letting Go: What Parents of a Child with an Eating Disorder Must Know

The once blue sky laid buried underneath a mound of thick black clouds as I sat at the kitchen table, my brain throbbing as I attempted to finish the last pieces of my calculus homework.  When I was young, this wasn't how I imagined celebrating my 18th birthday. I had once had this fairy tale-like fantasy [...]

I NEED YOUR HELP!

Well everyone, I need a little bit of your assistance. For my math class, we were told to design and administer a survey in order to collect data on something we have interest in. As an eating disorder sufferer for most of my life, I decided to create a survey that allowed me to gain further insight [...]

What Anorexia Really Is

I made this picture because I really do think eating disorders are illnesses that are misunderstood by the majority of the population. Too many people think ED sufferers engage in behaviors by choice in order to achieve our nation's current "thin ideal". FYI folks, eating disorders are . . . 1) NOT the result of [...]