MUST READ AND WATCH – down with the stereotypes. #eatingdisorderawareness #stigma #youdonotlooklikeyouhaveaneatingdisorder
Of course we know all kinds of people suffer from eating disorders. Despite the old research that lumped disorders under the umbrella of anorexia and assigned them to cis, straight, white, upper-middle class females – we know better now.
Eating disorders affect all kinds of people. Everyone.
Not everyone will look like they have an eating disorder when they have one. In fact, this notion is one of the most dangerous ones out there for the eating disorder community. By assuming that eating disorders must look at certain way or fit certain criteria, we deny and invalidate the experiences of others and even exacerbate symptoms for those who aim to “hit the standard” in order to get treatment or support. This is utter bullshit.
Take the following video for example.
The statement, “You don’t look like you have an eating disorder” undermines one’s experience and prohibits them from expressing their…
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