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

Experience

1 June 2018

What I want people to know about my eating disorder

#WEDOACT2BREAKSTIGMA

Today is World Eating Disorders Action Day and the theme is #WeDoAct2BreakStigma. We reached out to our community and asked them to share ONE thing they wish people understood about their eating disorder or their loved one's eating disorder.

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Experience

30 May 2018

Eating disorders never arrive alone

By Fiona Wright
Fiona 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. She also shared some of her journey with us here. Fiona says co-morbidity was one of the defining features of her eating disorder, so we asked her to share a little more. 

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Experience

11 April 2018

When health becomes confusing

By Kevin Gatti
Kevin was previously a personal trainer and involved in the fitness industry. He experienced disordered eating for many years. After seeing the emphasis placed on appearance by people and the impact terminology and conversations have on perception, he is keen to talk about 'health' and how this has become a confusing term for society.

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Research

21 March 2018

Why the waiting game? Building trust between mind and body

"Your body and mind are learning to trust you again during recovery. Recovery can be seen as rebuilding a trust relationship between yourself, your mind and your body."

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Tips

7 March 2018

Tips for when you're feeling UGH!

Let’s face it, it’s fun becoming more independent, BUT growing up can suck at times.

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