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A space for sharing all things body image and eating disorders related.
Blogs written by our staff and those with a lived experience. 

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Experience

6 September 2018

Loving your body is achievable. It just depends on what that definition is for you.

By Mia Findlay - Butterfly Foundation AmbassadorThe below piece explores how Mia's relationship with her body has changed during recovery and what 'loving your body'...…

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Experience

11 April 2018

When health becomes confusing

By Kevin GattiKevin was previously a personal trainer and involved in the fitness industry. He experienced disordered eating for many years.…

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Experience

1 June 2018

What I want people to know about my eating disorder

Today is World Eating Disorders Action Day and the theme is #WeDoAct2BreakStigma.…

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Experience

30 May 2018

Eating disorders never arrive alone

By Fiona WrightFiona is an Australian poet and critic. Fiona wrote Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays in Hunger (2015) based on her personal experience of an eating disorder.…

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Experience

10 October 2018

What I want to say to anyone experiencing a mental illness

Today is World Mental Health Day. With more than 1 in 5 Australians experiencing a mental illness, this is day is close to many of...…

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Experience

8 March 2019

Happy International Women's Day from Butterfly

Today is Interantional Women's Day and the theme is #BalanceForBetter.We asked our team to share with us what IWD means to them.…

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Experience

10 March 2019

Misunderstood: Myths and facts about binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder is widely misunderstood, and considering it's the most common, it's about time we understood.…

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Experience

28 May 2019

My letter to you

By Michaela: "I'm a carer of a loved one with an eating disorder, only it wasn't until much recently that I even realised that to be...…

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Experience

3 September 2019

Living life - full, brave & unapologetic

By Mia Findlay - Butterfly Foundation Ambassador. In honour of Love Your Body Week & being a voice for change our Ambassador, Mia Findlay has written a...…

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Experience

7 September 2019

Reflections on Love Your Body Week: How I learned the truth

Written by, Dr Gemma Sharp, National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow and Clinical Psychologist, in honour of Love Your Body Week. …

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