View Our Submissions

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.

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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Our Body Obsessed Culture

"...Ultimately, this body obsessed culture is the basis on which eating disorders arise, and what must give in order for things to change. As a direct result of this collective obsession, fundamental factors of our mental well-being, such as body positivity and self-love, have become completely buried..."

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Strengthen the Voices of Women

What has got to give in order to get to the other side of eating disorders is that we have to strengthen the voices of women that stand up to the culture of objectification. The turning point for me in my recovery was when I realized...

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Cultural Denial

Denial's got to give. Denial that Vogue, Vanity Fair, Cosmo and main stream celebrity/fashion media isn't hurting our young women and men.

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We Need a Cultural Overhaul

"...The common refrain is that we need to reel in the media, but this is not good enough anymore. Such an argument is akin to thinking that switching to cloth bags will stop global warming. We are far beyond that now..."

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