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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

On Isolation

By Martina Candiago, Windsor, Ontario, Canada No education about eating disorders could have prepared me for the disconnect, loneliness and isolation this illness brings not…

How Long Will Recovery Take?

By Sarah, F.E.A.S.T. Parent Support Volunteer How long? This question went through my brain every single day during recovery. How long do we have to…

Genetics Research, Advocacy, and Charlotte

By Helen Missen, F.E.A.S.T Volunteer and UK Eating Disorders Parent Advocate Somewhere in the history of F.E.A.S.T. are the legends that we hold up as…

YOUR CHILD DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE HALF WAY RECOVERED

By Dulce Petagara Dedicated to my daughter: this journey pushed me to find strengths in myself I never knew I had  It’s been several years…

Eating Disorders Are Not That Simple

By Jennifer Like many others, I believed eating disorders were “about control” before my daughter was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. It didn’t take long, as…

The Eating Disorder Slayer

By Charlotte Today is a milestone. Today is my “one year ago my stomach dropped with fear and anxiety; I was completely paralysed, not knowing…

Sunshine

By: Kristy, a FEAST mom from Australia On the first days of Sydney’s Covid lockdown 2021, my daughter and I stumbled in to the ER…

Food and Chemotherapy

By Sue James, F.E.A.S.T. Parent Peer Support Volunteer “Think of food as your child’s medicine just as if your child had cancer and required chemotherapy,”…

Love Comes In Many Forms

By Martina Candiago, Windsor, Ontario, Canada We are almost at the end of our journey through hell with my daughter’s eating disorder. My daughter is…

Being Angry

By Natalie M. This is the 6th year that anorexia nervosa (AN) is very present in our lives. My daughter was first diagnosed at the…

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