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Katherine Elizabeth Walsh

I have had an eating disorder for longer than I have not had an eating disorder. It shocks me how little people still know and understand about them. When new studies come out about eating disorders, they have never discovered anything that I haven't already known for years. I don't know what they are studying [...]

By |2019-02-25T15:16:00-07:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Anorexia, Eating, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

I Finally Saw My Body And Got Help

Counting calories was the only way that I knew how to control anything in my life. My mother used to call me fat. But I wasn’t. I didn’t understand why she would do this to me. It tortured me. I remember my favorite snack after school: Hostess Cupcakes. I can still taste them in my [...]

By |2018-01-23T18:38:38-07:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Binge, Bulimia, Eating, Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment

Jaclyn Melander

Broken Mirrors I’m standing in front of the full-length mirror in my bedroom, scrutinizing my reflection while I devour the rest of my Halloween candy. The walls are plastered with flashy posters of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, my current idols. I look at their identical, doe-eyed faces, then back at my own, scowling at my [...]

By |2017-12-19T11:33:46-07:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Anorexia, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Kira McCarthy

The Day I Told an Entire Country That I Have an Eating Disorder By Kira McCarthy Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. They also have the biggest stigma. Eating Disorders (ED’s) are misunderstood, not talked about, and extremely dangerous. What makes them so dangerous is the silence. Too many people, including medical professionals, [...]

By |2017-09-27T13:27:18-07:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Eating, LGBTQ, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Hadley Thayer

Running: Away from or towards myself I have only one tattoo. It’s located on the inside of my left wrist and simply says, “Stay”. I got it immediately after leaving my first ED treatment center, at 18 years old, and haven’t gotten another since. It’s the most important message from myself, to myself. It’s also [...]

By |2017-08-09T14:20:28-07:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Eating, Stigma Fighters, Weight|0 Comments

Sparklle Rainne

Me Vs. My Eating Disorder: How I realized that I was sick and learned to differentiate myself from my sickness By Sparklle Rainne My eating disorder began when I was only eight years old. It began with bulimia, but my diagnosis has changed multiple times throughout my life - I've been diagnosed with bulimia, anorexia, [...]

By |2017-03-03T12:08:18-07:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Christina Leigh

You Are Not Your Eating Disorder Of all of the ups and downs we have experienced with our son’s illness; the hospitalization and the setbacks, one of the hardest is hearing my son apologize for his condition. A recent experience really brought to light for me just how much my son feels he has to [...]

By |2017-01-31T11:40:06-07:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Anorexia, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments