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Eating Disorder

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I have suffered with mental illness for as long as I can remember. It took me a long time to go to a psychologist. I didn’t want to believe...

May 16, 2018

‘I stuffed that memory down into the dark place’: #MeToo

About 20 years ago I was riding the subway when an older man sat directly beside...

Jan 9, 2018

How a documentary changed my outlook on recovery

My name's Andrea, I'm 22 and I was diagnosed with restrictive anorexia nervosa at 17. Wow,...

Sep 27, 2017

Practice makes imperfect

My favourite movie as a child was "Mary Poppins," who was "practically perfect in every way." Fitting, since by three years old, I had...

Aug 1, 2017

My eating disorder, she runs the show

‘I feel like I am taking control of something, yet really I have no control at all’ is the first thought that comes to...

May 16, 2017

My body reclamation journey

When my first boyfriend grabbed a handful of my stomach and told me I was fat, it was like a bomb going off...

Apr 27, 2017

This will not break me

I thought having three diagnosed mental illnesses, would help me write about my fourth but holy hell, this one ... man ... it’s been difficult!   While I am a sufferer...

Mar 2, 2017

Male Eating Disorders

Recent reports in the entertainment world are saying that popular ex one direction singer, Zayn Malik, suffered from an eating disorder when he was with the boy band. Malik revealed...

Dec 1, 2016

Love yourself first

Life is about balance, especially when it comes to achieving your fitness goals and still living your life. It's been almost a year that I have been struggling with...

Nov 3, 2016

A second chance at life

In December of 2012, I was diagnosed with severe Anorexia Nervosa.  It all started with going to the gym so my friend had...

Nov 2, 2016

The healthy mind of an athlete

This week's opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of international athletes. While many consider...

Aug 4, 2016

I’ll be okay

I don't know what happened. Well, I do know I lost the battle tonight. I did not have the energy to fight him. ED snuck up on me. I...

Jul 18, 2016