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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

“We Only Eat Healthy Foods In Our House”

By Laura Cohen “We only eat healthy foods in our house.” I see this statement or similar ones all the time from parents as they…

My Journey, My Passion

By Dr. Marcy Forta My name is Marcy Forta, and I am an eating disorder survivor, advocate, educator, and lecturer. I had anorexia when I…

Twelve Unexpected Things That Can Happen When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder

By Oona Hanson Caring for a child with an eating disorder can be the most painful and challenging time in a parent’s life. Months if…

Excellence and Equity For All

By Fiona Bromelow, long standing F.E.A.S.T. Volunteer and ATDT Moderator As the mother of a now 34 year old, I wonder whether there will ever…

The Conversation You Need To Have With the Pediatrician

By Oona Hanson I wish you didn’t have to have this conversation. I wish you could count on the doctor’s office to be a safe…

How Can I Help? A Guide For Family and Friends

By Sarah, F.E.A.S.T. Volunteer When a friend or a loved one is suffering we want to help. Often it is difficult to know how, so…

My Niche of Knowledge

by Judy Krasna, F.E.A.S.T. Executive Director Over the next 2 weeks, I will be recording 2 workshop presentations for the International Conference on Eating Disorders…

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…

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