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.
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 our hearts. We reached out to our community and asked them to share ONE thing they would like to say to people going through a tough time.
By Mia Findlay - Butterfly Foundation Ambassador
The below piece explores how Mia's relationship with her body has changed during recovery and what 'loving your body' means to her. This is based of her most recent youtube video: https://youtu.be/XwPuZcav-OM
Today saw the launch of the National Communications Charter for the suicide prevention sector, an initiative that aims to help organisations working in this space make a formal commitment to the way we communicate about suicide and mental health.
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.
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.
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.