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The Impact of Weight Stigma on our Mental Health

This blog post is sponsored and contributed by Center For Discovery.Experiencing stigma and discrimination negatively impacts our mental health just as much as our physical health. Weight stigma is no different.It is well documented that stigma…
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Weight Stigma Awareness Week (#WSAW) 2019 Recap

Last year (2019), the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) continued the legacy of Weight Stigma Awareness Week (WSAW) as part of the recent merger with the Binge Eating Disorders Association (BEDA). Initially spearheaded by BEDA in…

From BEDA to NEDA: Coming Together for Lasting Impact

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Eating disorders have always played a central role in my life. For so many years, an eating disorder dominated my every thought and feeling. No matter what I did or where I went, it accompanied me like an unwanted shadow, turning every life…

Ending Weight-Based Bullying: Encouraging Health Without the Weight Talk

Bullying is a harsh form of judgment. It’s painful. And the scars, whether emotional or physical, can last for years to come. Weight-based and any other form of bullying leaves the victim feeling insecure, excluded, and unsafe. Children…

World Mental Health Day 2018: Resource Round-Up

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Today is World Mental Health Day, an annual awareness and education initiative spearheaded by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). This year’s campaign highlights the importance of increased mental health awareness, services, and…
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Here’s Why I’ll Never Compliment Someone’s Weight Loss

Let me start off by saying that I genuinely love giving people compliments. I love spreading kindness and when it comes to compliments, I don’t hold back. With that being said, I will not compliment someone’s weight loss and I don’t think…
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Dear KJ: How Can I Get My Trainer at the Gym to Stop Making Body-Shaming Comments?

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"Dear KJ" is a monthly advice column by Dr. Kjerstin "KJ" Gruys, sociologist, author, and body image activist. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology with a focus on the politics of appearance and is the author of Mirror Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned…
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Weight Stigma and Dieting Almost Killed Me: A Story From My Childhood

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For many people, dieting begins with a promise of a new life with better health and a feeling of euphoric lightness. We learn implicitly and explicitly that we are more desirable when thin and that our lifestyle should be directed toward keeping…
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No One Believed I Could Have an Eating Disorder in a Fat Body

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When I started @iamdaniadriana five years ago, I never thought that I would amass nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram. My dream when I started @iamdaniadriana was to give a voice to those who have felt marginalized from the eating disorder…