How We Talk About Eating Disorders

In reaction to overly simplistic and stigmatizing representations of eating disorders as being the fanatical pursuit of thinness inspired by the unattainable beauty ideals found on the catwalk or front covers of glamour magazines, many sufferers, activists and professionals have responded with messages such as …

Prevention, Not Just Treatment

People writing the academic literature, making the laws, and conducting research on how to most effectively help a person recover — they’re all good people trying to do the best they can at what they do. But for the most part, all of this work has focused on what to do AFTER eating disorders exist. We need a cultural shift within the academic community towards better understanding prevention…