NEDA Column – The Challenges of ED Recovery in a Higher-Weight Body

Here is my latest piece for my NEDA column focusing on binge eating disorder! Originally published on the National Eating Disorders Associaton’s blog From a young age I was taught to believe that thinner equaled better, and larger equaled lesser. My dance teachers reinforced this, my father reinforced this, and the media reinforced this. Eating... Continue Reading →

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NEDA Column – It’s Complicated: My Struggle with Emotional Eating

Here is my latest piece for my NEDA column focusing on binge eating disorder! Content Warning: eating disorder behaviors Originally published on the National Eating Disorders Associaton’s blog The use of food for emotional comfort is often normalized in our culture. It’s very common to see TV shows or movies portraying actresses drowning their sorrows... Continue Reading →

Simply Complicated.

Note: This is NOT a review of Demi Lovato's documentary "Simply Complicated." This piece discusses my experience watching it & the positive impact watching it had on my recovery. Content Warning: eating disorder behaviors About a week ago the inspirational Demi Lovato came out with a very honest and raw documentary. As most of you... Continue Reading →

I Am Still Here

Content Warning: This post is about the anniversary of my suicide attempt. I have not described any details of the actual attempt, but I wanted to give a warning as to what this post's topic is. Five years ago I tried to take my own life. August 27th will always be a difficult day for me. It's... Continue Reading →

This Goodbye Is Different 

(Hopefully) in a few hours I will be boarding a plane that's destination is Raleigh, North Carolina. I say hopefully because I'm currently in Chicago, and my connecting flight to Raleigh was cancelled. Now I'm just waiting and crossing my fingers and toes that the flight attendant will call me from the standby list to... Continue Reading →

Review of To The Bone

Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders This past weekend I watched the much-anticipated film To The Bone, and these were my initial reactions: what the hell was that? it was completely unrealistic. it made treatment seem like a joke, it emphasized the already stereotypical body type associated with anorexia. they barely focussed on recovery. the therapist didn't help... Continue Reading →

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