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#EDAW16: Eating Disorders and Social Media

3 years ago / 0 comments

Anorexia. Even typing the hatred word makes me shiver- never mind saying it. Memories of weekend trips to the eating disorders clinic to visit my best friend come flooding back. I was on daily duty to clock her eating habits to her mum, repeatedly reporting that she ate one cherry … Read More

#EDAW16: Why can’t we talk about our illnesses?

3 years ago / 1 comments

Although eating disorders are increasingly being talked about, they still remain a topic to be subdued into our private lives. It is still the predominant view that mental illnesses remain hidden out of view, to avoid making others feeling uncomfortable, or to avoid being judged.   It’s still not ‘acceptable’ … Read More

#EDAW16: A survivor’s story

3 years ago / 0 comments

I will always remember what one of my friends said to me, maybe a couple of years ago: ‘I still wonder how people can live not knowing exactly how many calories there are in what they are eating”. It may sound silly, even funny to someone, but to me it … Read More