two white people and one Black person sitting around a table in conversation

There’s a lot of work the eating disorder field needs to do before we better serve the diverse community of people who suffer with eating disorders around the world. It is innaccurate and problematic that when we think of the words “eating disorder” we are still more likely to conjure an image of an emaciated,…

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“We’d like to encourage parents to calm down about Halloween Candy.”  This is something Dana wrote on Facebook years ago, and within a matter of minutes, it had 50 shares. The post went on to say… “Despite popular belief, sugar is not addictive. Candy is part of the world, and candy will be in your…

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→We were on AMNW on Monday talking about Weight Stigma Awareness Week (WSAW), which was started by Chevese Turner in 2011 and is now hosted by The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). The goal of WSAW is to help people “understand how weight stigma and weight discrimination affects people of all sizes, how it contributes…

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The stories have been missing. The stories that talk about what it is to live in a body that should be corrected. We are missing the stories of those who have followed all the rules, tried all the plans and it still didn’t “work”.   Weight loss stories tend to have a predictable narrative arc and…

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It is problematic that when we think of the words “eating disorders” we are still more likely to conjure an image of an emaciated, white, cisgender female body than a trans body or a brown body or a fat body. We, as advocates, have a long way to go to change the conversation. The Marginalized…

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