I Am A Washed Out Indigo

My Father is a Man of the Woods, and my Mother a Woman of the Wind. Their record collection, now combined and collecting dust on a shelf in the basement, is organized alphabetically and chronologically according to each artist’s history of creating sound. It begins somewhere around ABBA and plods along to Point Z, where [...]

By | 2019-03-04T07:29:18+00:00 March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week   NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) is hosting Come As You Are for the week of  February 25 - March 3, #NEDAwareness Week. The organization works tirelessly to help individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA aims to be a “catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality [...]

By | 2019-03-01T14:27:04+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Schizophrenia, Stigma, and the Pressure to Tell Everyone About It

by Allie Burke Spoiler alert: you don’t have to if you don’t want to. I happened to be scrolling Twitter yesterday and came across a tweet that suggested something about mental health and advocacy that I hadn’t ever considered before. […]

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By | 2019-02-28T20:19:36+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Categories: Schizophrenia|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Kira McCarthy – The Eating Disorder Symptoms we Don’t Talk About

Eating Disorders have a higher mortality rate when compared with other mental illnesses. And yet it continues to be stigmatized and not talked about enough. Diet culture is pervasive and clever, and the selling of “health” as a product we can consume affects all our choices, whether we are conscious of it or not. It [...]

By | 2019-02-12T19:02:51+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

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+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Categories: Anorexia, Eating, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Dana Boyer – A Full and Competent Person

Usually, I do best with a steep learning curve, logical facts to wrestle, and practical plans to make. So when I found myself pregnant again (mostly accidentally) when my oldest was 22 months, I settled in to figure out a way to deal with what was crippling post-partum depression the last time around. It was [...]

By | 2019-02-22T08:03:08+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments