eating disorders

Inner Demons: “Physical” Presents a Darker Underdog Story

The show depicts an unfulfilled housewife’s inner demons with brutal clarity, making for a compelling but difficult watch.

Hungry and Holy: Navigating Ramadan With an Eating Disorder Is No Easy Feat

Even for those fasting for reasons outside of faith, the link between God and fasting feels inescapable. Read more »

Numbers Game: Pro-Ana, Incels, and the Incessant Policing of Women’s Bodies

For incels and pro-ana alike, conforming to beauty standards is the only path to happiness and success. Read more »

Very Online: TikTok Has Embraced Pro-Eating Disorder Content in Quarantine

TikTok itself is also encouraging this behavior by promoting ads that encourage weight loss. Read more »

Tenuous Embodiment: In Queer Communities, Disordered Eating Has Complex Roots

Achieving a state of “body positivity” in a body that experiences dysphoria is not the most helpful goal to aim for. Read more »

Mental Health Advocates to Know, Read, and Listen To

Shame combined with a lack of information and resources contributes to a culture in which mental health concerns aren’t taken seriously. Read more »

No Scales, No Bones: Demanding Better Representation of Eating Disorders

It is imperative that we continue publishing literature and producing visual media that raises awareness about eating disorders, but it’s long past time for us to get it right. Read more »

PREMIERE: “Skinny” Shines a Necessary Light on Eating Disorder Recovery

Corina Corina is using music to offer an intimate look at eating-disorder recovery. Read more »

Love and Restrictions: Food, Family, and Anorexia

For most of us with disordered eating, holidays with our families can be excruciating. Read more »

“To The Bone” Relies On An Old AF Male Savior Narrative

There’s nothing new about the wise male savior rescuing the troubled girl.  Read more »