Tag: eating disorders

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You control what?

Eating disorders live within and amongst us. Most have encountered it in some form, knowing friends and family with a history of disordered eating. This feels like a ‘make or break’ period for those facing psychiatric impediment. Recovery without the occasional step backwards is to be expected, and few health journeys are quick. No recovery…

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Eating disorders

In a modern woman’s world there are many things that can cause low self-esteem. Social media is present in most young women’s lives and often represents their image in a public space. Although it is good to be able to have such an online presence, the pressure of maintaining a certain weight can be very…

Fashion

Jameela Jamil shames Avon for dimples advert

‘Dimples are cute on your face (not on your thighs)’. This was the thoughtless and, frankly, unbelievable slogan used by beauty company Avon in their most recent marketing campaign. Unsurprisingly, it received instantaneous backlash, most notably from former UK television and radio presenter and current star of Netflix’s The Good Place, Jameela Jamil. As well…

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Eating disorders: not just a result of the media

I have learnt to greet articles that claim to raise awareness about eating disorders with a certain degree of trepidation. Too often, the content reinforces the very misconceptions that leave sufferers feeling silenced and misunderstood. The truth of eating disorders doesn’t fall neatly into the parameters of an attention-grabbing sensationalist report. There has been some…

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