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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

My Kid Is Getting Better, So Why Do I Feel Worse?

By Oona Hanson When caring for a loved one with an eating disorder, you have to develop all kinds of new skills and coping strategies.…

Regrets – I’ve Had A Few

By Fiona Bromelow, long standing F.E.A.S.T. Volunteer and ATDT Moderator I did my first bit of full-blown, public advocacy under my own rather than an…

Climbing Out of Anorexia

By Josie Brown Since I was 14, I’ve identified as a climber and poured my heart and soul into the sport. Climbing taught me to…

Poems By Kaylie–She’s 12, And She’s Remarkable

Editor’s note: The poems below are all written by a 12 year old girl named Kaylie about battling her eating disorder. Kaylie lives in Florida,…

My Truth

By Judy Krasna, Executive Director Last week, an organization that I follow on Facebook re-posted the 9 Truths. In the comments, there was pushback on…

Men of FEAST: A Personal Perspective

By Kevin Dunn, a Men of FEAST Founding Father As a dad and primary caregiver of a loved one in eating disorder recovery, I’m familiar…

One Day

By Maxine Hardy One day our family life was amazing and one day it wasn’t. One day my 15 year old bright, athletic, happy and…

The Rough Road Toward Recovery

By Natalie M. My daughter is currently in her sixth month of refeeding after a horrible relapse in September, 2020. This sweet, beautiful, amazing human…

Como ayudar a mi hijo con TCA

By Dr. Cipatli Ayuzo y María Musi (English translation below) Los Trastornos de Conducta Alimentaria (TCA) son enfermedades con componentes genéticos, bases metabólicas, neurológicas y…

Raising Eating Disorder Awareness: Start With Your Doctor

By Judy Krasna, F.E.A.S.T. Executive Director A mom from Israel reached out to me this week with a dilemma. Her daughter is in the 8th…

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