Deconstructing the Stigma Around Bigger Bodies and Eating Disorders

The media’s portrayal of eating disorders is riddled with stereotypes. These exclusionary understandings fuel the illusion that people experiencing eating disorders look only one way, obscuring the reality that people of all genders, races, incomes, body sizes, sexual orientations, and abilities struggle with food and body disturbances. Receiving an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment can…

Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Eating Disorders

What comes to mind as some of the key components for eating disorder recovery? Conversations around this topic vary, encouraging multidimensional approaches for mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. We speak of supporting clients in rediscovering passions and purpose, cultivating loving relationships, and developing nourishing behaviors. But what’s missing? When it comes to eating disorder…