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

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…

My past gave me some gifts

by Denise Robertson This would be a long-involved story if I had to write when and why I became scared of food and eating, and…

F.E.A.S.T. Mom Interviews her Husband

Published by permission: “Scared Mom” on the Around the Dinner Table Forum Recently there have been a few discussions about our husbands and their perceptions…

To Fast or Not to Fast. That is the Question

Yakov Saacks I was recently asked my opinion on is whether fasting on religious holidays is important these days or not.  If you would have…

Letter from JB (2013)

September 2013 Dear unknown friends, I am a young woman in recovery from anorexia, a condition I have battled for more than ten years. I…

Forum post to parents (2013)

January 2013 Dear parents/caregivers, First, I know that I am not supposed to post here, so please feel free to delete my account after this.…