body image

gender-segregated spaces, essentialism, and smashing the gender binary

gender-segregated spaces, essentialism, and smashing the gender binary

I don’t really know much about art or art history, other than the messing around with materials that I do at home. But as part of my new “find-joy-and-be-less-of-a-hermit” recovery goal, I went to a lecture on “Gender and Its

let’s talk about sexuality in eating disorder treatment

let’s talk about sexuality in eating disorder treatment

In treatment topic groups often focus on specific emotions that people with eating disorders tend to have more difficulty feeling and expressing, or sometimes there is a discussion on how diet culture impacts body image. Don’t get me wrong, these

representation of the lgbtq community in eating disorder recovery: one perspective

representation of the lgbtq community in eating disorder recovery: one perspective

Eating disorders are disorders of shame, isolation, and fear. All too frequently, eating disorders strip people of their voices and convince them that they don’t have the right to a voice in the first place. Queer women have been traditionally

ambivalence: the cost of bargaining in eating disorder recovery

ambivalence: the cost of bargaining in eating disorder recovery

The meaning of the word “bargain” is not typically known for having an emotional charge, except for perhaps the subtle (or not always so subtle) glee after finding that awesome $3.00 sweater at the bottom of a bin at Goodwill.

the NEDA conference, pop tarts, oreos, and recovery

the NEDA conference, pop tarts, oreos, and recovery

The first part of my journal entry from September 22, 2016, a mere 19 days after leaving residential reads: “Overall today felt hard. That’s okay though. I’m okay. There are hard days. There always will be, and I’ve gotten through