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Binge eating disorder and the trauma of weight stigma

Binge eating disorder and the trauma of weight stigma

Someone who is struggling with binge eating disorder experiences recurring...
What is body neutrality and why is it important in eating disorder recovery?

What is body neutrality and why is it important in eating disorder recovery?

Many people have heard of the body positivity movement, a campaign encouraging people—though primarily...
Healthism: When a focus on healthy living becomes problematic

Healthism: When a focus on healthy living becomes problematic

Healthism refers to a set of attitudes and beliefs that health is the most...
Fatphobia is alive and rampant in the gay male community

Fatphobia is alive and rampant in the gay male community

Fatphobia and weight stigma are unfortunately rampant in among gay men, in...
How gender dysphoria affects body image

How gender dysphoria affects body image

‍Gender presentation, identity, and body image are inherently linked. This...
Improving your body image in bulimia recovery

Improving your body image in bulimia recovery

Improving body image is one of many individuals’ most challenging parts of bulimia...
The devastating effects of Instagram and body image

The devastating effects of Instagram and body image

A recent study has revealed that social media apps, such as Instagram and...
The racist history of fatphobia and weight stigma

The racist history of fatphobia and weight stigma

Fatphobia and weight stigma are insidious forces in our society. Fatphobia...

Harmful outcomes of the pro-ana movement

Imagine that there were websites that encouraged people not to get treatment for...

Can the effects of negative body image lead to an eating disorder?

Body image influences a number of things about the way we feel and act, for better...

How to deal with and overcome body insecurity

Your body image is how you see your own body, and how you feel about what you perceive...

Unrealistic beauty standards and body dysmorphic disorder treatment

Over the last 100 years, the notion of what qualifies as attractive has varied...

“Perfecting” perfection - uncovering problematic celebrity photoshopping

Perfection does not exist; therefore, it is an unattainable standard. Why are we so focused on labeling...
How body positivity can exclude trans people

How body positivity can exclude trans people

Although some people find hope, acceptance, and empowerment within the body positive movement...
Disproving the obesity paradox: Why it’s not a paradox at all

Disproving the obesity paradox: Why it’s not a paradox at all

The “obesity paradox” is not only a fatphobic and stigmatizing term, but it’s also misleading since...
Body image affirmations

10 body image affirmations

Eating disorders are often recognized by their physical symptoms, but some of the most harmful aspects of...
Body positivity

What is the difference between body positivity and body neutrality

Demonizing or singling people out for their body weight, shape, or size is not only cruel but can...
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