Tag Archives: eating disorders

This 22-Year-Old Woman's Eating Disorder Recovery Letter to Her Past Self Is So Emotional—and Important

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and the theme is “Come as You Are: Hindsight is 20/20.” The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), which provides millions of people with eating disorders with life-saving resources every year, is encouraging participants to reflect on the "positive steps they’ve taken–including those stemming from …

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This Sorority Is Taking a Stand Against Body Insecurities in a Powerful Photo Series

Sororities have always been about the lifelong bonds of sisterhood. But Greek life has also been criticized for hazing, bullying, and fostering a culture of body shaming. One sorority challenged that criticism by magic-markering messages of self-love on their own skin—and posting the images on Instagram. The messages are part of #ThisIsMe Week, a campaign created …

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The One Thing That Transformed My Relationship With My Body After Living With Anorexia for 12 Years

When she was 14, Laura Zinger was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism—her thyroid gland was overactive, causing weight loss, restlessness, and anxiety. To treat the illness, an endocrinologist did radioactive iodine treatment, which shrinks, and eventually destroys, the gland. As a result, the doctor gave her a prescription for synthetic thyroid medication—along …

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