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Here are the many hundreds of submissions we received from people all over Canada in response to our campaign question: If we’re really going to get to the other side of eating disorders, something’s gotta give ... What is it?

The question was the anchor to a 7-month digital campaign, a public rally in Vancouver, and a massive, year-long film project.

Broadly speaking, some fifteen themes emerged from the campaign submissions we received, and these eventually informed the content of our short film series. It's by acting on these various perspectives that we -- as individuals, as institutions, as a society -- might "lock arms" against this disease and really get to the other side.

Self Acceptance

One thing that's gotta give is a lack of self-acceptance. From having suffered from anorexia and gained a quarter of my weight back in recovery and still hearing the voice of condemnation, though thankfully much less, I really believe...

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Our Perspective

One thing that's got to give is... our perspective. More important than what we look at is the way in which we look at it. It's important to look at our body with compassion and with gratitude...

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Education, Detection & Prevention

I certainly think more education for parents, teachers and adult mentors would do a world of good to prevent the next generation from being shadowed and haunted by anorexia. Education leads to early detection or even better prevention...

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Eliminate ED Stigma and Myth

One thing that's gotta give is: Eliminating the stigma and myth surrounding eating disorders. Those who are suffering from eating disorders and their families face shame, guilt and fear...

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Systemic Barriers to Recovery

The strategies we offer to those in recovery so often rely on shoring up the self, without attending to shifts in our broader society that would enable people in diverse bodies to live their lives with minimal distress...

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Weight Stigma

If we’re really going to get to the other side of eating disorders, we need to start addressing weight stigma in a general sense and in the eating disorders recovery community. Weight bias is known to be a major contributor to eating disorders...

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More Complex than Body Image

One thing that's gotta give is the notion that eating disorders are directly or wholly connected to our culture of thinness and body obsession. I've never really cared what my body looked like, and my eating disorder had absolutely nothing to do with...

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