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Voices of Lived Experience of Eating Disorders

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Inspiration, lessons, insights from the people who have lived experience of having or supporting someone with an eating disorder

Why I Started Project Blackbird

By Alexandra Miles It was not until I began to admit that there was something wrong that I was truly able to start healing. My…

Acceptance

By Angie When as carers, whether that be parents or siblings or any other family members, we start out on this journey with our loved…

Dragon Slayer

By AJA Our daughter was 12 when she was diagnosed with Anorexia. At the tender age of 12, she was still playing with Barbies and…

Our Story: The Biology of Anorexia

By Rachel Eating disorders can be induced. This realization was the missing link between everything I was learning about eating disorders and everything I was witnessing firsthand with my son, who developed anorexia at…

Handling This Well

By an anonymous mother “You look like you are handling this very well.” After months of turning down invitations to go out, I had decided…

A Letter To The Eating Disorder

By Becky You skulked in the corner for years; hiding behind the piano as she played, under the table as she scooped out the Halloween…

Should My Child Do Their Chores During Eating Disorder Treatment?

By Oona Hanson As with most things in eating disorder recovery, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this dilemma. But it’s a common question, and…

What My Daughter’s Eating Disorder Has Taught Me

By Around the Dinner Table Member “Purplerain” Having lived through my daughter’s eating disorder has taught me a lot, and what I have learned helped…

Perspectives of a Canadian Advocate: What I Want People to Know

By Lisa Burns, FEAST Volunteer and Canadian Parent Advocate On any given day I speak to at least 2 families with adolescents in Canada waging…

SENIOR YEAR AND BEYOND: NAVIGATING EATING DISORDER RECOVERY WITH YOUR TEEN

By Laura Cohen, F.E.A.S.T. Parent Support Volunteer As if having a teen with an eating disorder was not hard enough, add the pressure of college…

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