disordered eating

Livejournal hosted some seriously misguided "communities."

That Time I Had A Secret Obsession With Livejournal 'Thinspiration'

If you were a teenager in the late '90s or early 2000s, chances are you know about Livejournal. For those who weren’t around, Livejournal was the Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   02.16.17   |   SHARE
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9 Disordered Eating Practices You Thought Were Normal

If you wake up and you’re thinking about dinner, and it’s not because you forgot to thaw out the pot roast, you have a problem. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.28.16   |   SHARE
The story wasn’t just promoting some harmless diet... it was exalting extreme disordered-eating behaviors — with just enough of a mask put on it to confuse vulnerable readers. Image: Thinkstock.

Disordered Eating Isn't Self-Care — And We Need To Stop Treating It As Such

Most days, I find good reasons to be optimistic about the way diverse figures are celebrated in the media. Or at least reason to feel like it’s Read...
Emily Glover    |   08.1.16   |   SHARE
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My every decision was based off of whether I was having a good body image day or a bad one. Unfortunately, 99% of them were bad ones. Image: Kyle Broad/Unsplash.

Thinking Of My Body As Not My Own Helped My Relationship With It

I would wonder if others saw me as “super healthy” or as a “fit chick” — or if they had those thoughts at all. I was constantly consumed with every Read...
Maddy Moon    |   07.26.16   |   SHARE
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"Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels"?

I talked to you about the scale last week. It’s a tool I’ve proven that I will use to punish myself. I said I wouldn’t weigh myself. I said numbers Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.25.16   |   SHARE
I just wasn’t getting signals that I was as safe as I needed to be. Image: Thinkstock.

My Therapist Fired Me — And I'm OK With It

My therapist of six months — let’s call her L — was letting me go. It was so subtle that I wasn’t even sure what was happening; I had to ask. Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.13.16   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Diet Culture And Police Violence

I understand the connections between the violence that leads to police shootings and the violence that leads people to starve themselves. I know with Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.12.16   |   SHARE
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As with road trips, you may run into detours, potholes, and traffic; sometimes you just need to take a break to refuel. Image: Thinkstock.

Am I There Yet?: The Ongoing Journey To Body Acceptance

Have you ever been on a seemingly endless road trip and asked yourself: "Am I there yet?" ...only to realize that your GPS says you have about eight Read...
Sarah Vance    |   07.12.16   |   SHARE
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