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

Feed, Feed, Feed: A dad’s voice

by Dan D We are 3.5 years into treatment with our now almost 16 year old daughter (Marie).  It’s been a slow fade back to…

Prejudice and Eating Disorders

By Bronwen Prejudice is rife in the eating disorder world, from the preconceived ideas of family and friends to the clinicians. The media today is…

Reflections On My Recovery at 40; A Journey With My Parents

Reflection by Helen I was 27 years old, in a happy relationship and with a good career when anorexia first entered my life. Over the…

Voices of Lived Experience: Wanted

You’ve read some of our amazing voices on our Lived Experience blog. We’d like you and your family to be part of that legacy. Write…

Family and a village of care are vital for eating disorder recovery

By Dr June Alexander F.E.A.S.T. Advisory Panel member “Life is not fair,” my psychiatrist said rather bluntly some years ago, when I was bemoaning relationship…

My Family Can’t Afford to Wait

by Laney Park, F.E.A.S.T. volunteer  for World Eating Disorders Action Day 2019 We couldn’t afford to wait. In the fall of 2013, my daughter started…

I was not afforded the luxury of disappearing

by Kym Piekunka Special Projects Coordinator What an honor and exciting moment to join F.E.A.S.T.! As I moved towards starting, I found myself thinking back…

I wish I could go back and just give my 13-year old self a hug

Jenna Dower, Teacher, Austin, TX, USA I think eating disorders are completely different from disordered eating. I know a lot of friends who struggle with…

Dear Mom and Dad, Thank you for saving my life

published by permission of the author, Kinsey Ouellette To my parents and all the parents of children with eating disorders: Dear Mom and Dad, Thank…

A Reflection on Two Years of FEAST of Knowledge

by JD Ouellette F.E.A.S.T. Board Member and US representative to our new Global Task Force for Regional Action In April my daughter celebrates 6 years…

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