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

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.

Embrace the Documentary

Embrace the Documentary

Last Monday night, CJ and I went to the highly anticipated premiere of the U.S. screening for the Embrace documentary. Embrace is a film that explores issues of body image as a global epidemic that is influenced by our dangerous

update from treatment

update from treatment

Hello! It feels like it has been so long since I’ve logged into our blog, but really it’s only been 6 days. I’m reminding myself that the first week of treatment always feels like the longest. I don’t have a