Jennette McCurdy Discussed What It Was Like Portraying A “Food-Obsessed” Character On “iCarly” While She Was Dealing With Dangerous Eating Disorders In Real Life
Jennette recently revealed that she asked the iCarly producers to “dial back” on all the food-related jokes about her character after constantly facing fans quipping about her eating habits in real life and gifting her desserts.
Toxic Pro–Eating Disorder Accounts On Instagram Could Be Reaching Nearly 20 Million Users, A Report Says
Instagram continues to recommend that users follow pro-anorexia accounts, according to a new report from advocacy group Fairplay.
Here’s How Instagram Fails To Protect People At Risk For Eating Disorders From Pro-Anorexia Messaging
Instagram is still recommending pro-anorexia content to vulnerable users. But a new report shows its failure to protect users at risk of disordered eating is about more than just the algorithm.
In one part of this week's newsletter: A young influencer might have shared harmful information with her mostly young fans — and a psychologist and ED specialist gives her thoughts.
"It changed my life in a lot of ways."
“A lot of these guys are just excessively, compulsively exercising. We sometimes have people going to the gym, I kid you not, for 10 hours a day.”
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“Eating disorders do thrive in silence. This is kind of like the perfect storm for that silence to get as loud as humanly possible.”
As Taylor Swift admits in the Netflix documentary Miss Americana, unhealthy relationships with food can hide in plain sight.
Growing up in the Catholic Church, I thought of fasting as a way to prove my devotion. It took me years to realize how much power I was giving away.
This is a new area of research, but evidence of Instagram's negative effects is starting to pile up.
“I was that messed up that I was like, ‘If people don’t think I should be here, that means I look thin, so that’s good, so I need to keep coming.’”
"I know I seemed fine...but I felt like a monster."
“The art has a right to exist,” Marti Noxon, writer and director of To the Bone, told BuzzFeed News about the backlash to her controversial Netflix film.
"At any time I could jump on my phone and have a step-by-step guide on how to be anorexic."
She says the illness began aged 13 and got so serious she was told she could die.
Experts in transgender health say gender diversity should not be pathologised.
“… surviving has made me a stronger person.”
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An estimated 24 million people in the U.S. have eating disorders, and they aren’t all women and girls.
"It's not a diet or a lifestyle choice."
"Your purpose, whatever it may be, that is so much more than your outer shell."
"I am so proud of myself for finally loving every inch of me."
When you've lived with an eating disorder, it can feel like it never really leaves you. We want to hear what recovery has meant for you.
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You are not alone.
I thought being in love with a woman meant I was immune to patriarchal beauty standards. Turns out, my girlfriend didn't prevent me from having an eating disorder — but she did help nourish my recovery.
One brave young woman’s story.
No more lazy punchlines.
Fat is not a feeling.