Posts tagged "eating disorders"

Demi Moore’s Daughter Tallulah Willis Opens Up About Body Dysmorphia

Twenty-year-old Tallulah Willis, youngest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, gets really candid in a new video for the personal style site Stylelikeu, opening up about her eating disorder, body dysmorphia. "I’m diagnosed with body dysmorphia [from] reading those stupid fucking tabloids when I was like 13, feeling like I was just…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

I Get Where ‘The Blonde Vegan’ Blogger Is Coming From, Because I Had Disordered Eating Gussied Up As Being “Vegetarian,” Too

Last month, a blogger named Jordan Younger announced in a blog post that she had eaten some fish. This wouldn't have been noteworthy, except the blog was called The Blonde Vegan and Younger's post was titled "Why I'm Transitioning Away From Veganism." Younger used to be a vegan for both health and ethical…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2014

Travel Channel Pulls Adam Richman’s “Man Finds Food” After #Thinspiration Rant

Adam Richman from the shows "Man vs. Food" and "Man Finds Food" made abusive comments an Instagram thread last week after some of his followers objected the use of the tag #thinspiration on a post about his weight loss. Fat activist Amber Sarah and others pointed out that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2014

True Story: I’m A Body Image Waffler

I recently signed up for six sessions with a personal trainer, LaMarcus, and told him my goals: get more toned and lose a few pounds. Then he weighed me. I clocked in at 125, and he asked me if that’s what I expected. “Yeah, but I’d prefer to be closer to 122,” I told him.
By: Emma Sarran / June 10, 2014

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Dr. Drew’s Daughter Paulina Pinsky Is A Body Positivity Activist

Dr. Drew Pinsky's daughter, Paulina Pinsky, first came out about her seven-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 24, 2014

5 Ways To Be Good To Your Loved One With An Eating Disorder

Some say that love can conquer all. But a couple struggling with the effects of the pressures of an eating disorder may need a little outside help. Though eating disorders are more frequently reported in women than in men, they occur among both genders. The most commonly seen are anorexia (starvation) and bulimia (binge eating…
By: YourTango.com / September 5, 2013

The Myth Of The Eating Actress — And Why It’s Dangerous For Women

Garance Doré is a fashion illustrator, and the wife of Sartorialist photographer Scott Schulman. She' s also a style blogger with a loyal following, loved for her honest and rambling posts about all things fashion. Earlier this week, Dore posted an entry called "The Other Girls," where she talked about the major disconnect between what actresse…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 5, 2013

Study: Anorexia Is Similar To Autism

A new study suggests that girls suffering from anorexia display similar personality traits to those with autism, such as lack of empathy, high focus on detail, and rigid behavior. In some instances, girls with anorexia scored five times higher in autistic qualities than non-anorexic girls on the Autism Spectrum Quotient.
By: Alyson Penn / August 8, 2013

Feminists Have Food And Body Image Issues, Too: 5 Ways To Get Over The Shame

I was a full-blown feminist by the time I started college. I also had a full-blown eating disorder. As a teen I marched on Washington for women’s rights. I put out a zine called Wonder Woman. I played drums (and by “played” I mean I aggressively and skill-lessly beat the shit out of a floor…
By: Claire Mysko / June 25, 2013

This Creepy Real-Life Barbie Infographic Makes The Doll Ideal Very Unappealing

In case you had somehow forgotten just how bizarre and unrealistic the Barbie ideal actually is, this new infographic makes the whole crazy thing very, very clear. Check out all of the statistics at the source. [The Fashion Spot via Rehabs.com]…
By: Rachel Krause / April 23, 2013

Absolutely Terrible: Modeling Agencies Are Stalking Eating Disorder Clinics For New Models Now

Because skinny is more important than healthy, some modeling scouts in Sweden have taken to hanging around outside of eating disorder clinics to find new models. Yes, I'll say that again: modeling scouts are approaching girls -- some of them too weak to stand -- at the Stockholm Center for Eating Disorders and offering them…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2013

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Thin-Privileged Fat Activist

Once upon a time — before URLs, handles, likes and shares — I put some good old-fashioned postage stamps inside an envelope and sent away for a zine (made of actual paper!) that was filled with some very big ideas. I was 16 and the zine was called i’m so fucking beautiful, a title that…
By: Claire Mysko / April 5, 2013

Meet The World’s Pickiest Eater … Seriously

I thought I was a picky eater, with all my no mayo, no onions, dressing on the side stipulations, but this woman, recently featured on "Good Morning America," makes me look like a dream to cook for. Maria Lopez is a 54-year-old woman who eats like a toddler. She will only eat three foods: dairy…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 31, 2012

Alexa Chung On Body Image & How Naturally Thin Girls Can’t Win Either

"I think it’s about time people stopped judging women on their appearance and more on their intellect. Like you can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight. It’s not actually mutually inclusive. I just get frustrated because, just because I exist in this shape, doesn’t mean that I’m like advocating it and being…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2012

12 Celebs Who Battled Eating Disorders

Katie Couric revealed last week that she struggled with bulimia in her early 20s—and sadly, she's far from the only celebrity to have battled an eating disorder. The Huffington Post rounds up a dozen: Jessica Alba: She once said that she had trouble adjusting to "a woman's body with natural fat in places." "I freaked out," she said, and…
By: Newser / October 8, 2012

The Soapbox: In Response To Lady Gaga And Her Proposed “Body Revolution”

I have vilified Lady Gaga in the past (to much condemnation, given her rabid fanbase): the contrived, weird-for-attention shtick really wears on me, particularly considering it comes hand-in-hand with what basically amounts to catchy, radio-friendly pop music with a pseudo-controversial religious message here and there. I can live with her message of peace, love,…
By: Rachel Krause / September 26, 2012

The Soapbox: A Reluctant Defense Of Pro-Ana Blogs

This piece was originally published on xoJane.com. A new study into the hoary underworld of pro-anorexia bloggers has discovered the unexpected: pro-ana communities may not exclusively be the dark pits of self-destruction they are typically assumed to be. The survey, conducted by researchers from Indiana University, suggests rather candidly that pro-ana communities may…
By: Lesley Kinzel / August 23, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m A Binge Eater (Sometimes)

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my boyfriend's living room table, alone, in the middle of a weekday afternoon, my laptop open, trying to fend off both a cold and a bad mood. I was frustrated that I couldn't pick amongst the multiple documents I had open that required my urgent attention, and…
By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / April 10, 2012

The Soapbox: In Response To Vogue Editor’s Speech On Eating Disorders

Franca Sozzani excels at many things. She is the long-standing editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and, in 1994, she was even made the editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Italia in its entirety. She is acknowledged as a contemporary and collaborator to, among others, Steven Meisel, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, and Paolo Roversi, unarguably the most influential fashio…
By: Rachel Krause / April 4, 2012

Pinterest Bans Pro-Anorexia And Thinsporation Material

Our favorite new Internet timewaster, Pinterest has in recent weeks become a haven for online pro-anorexia and eating disorder communities. Drawn to the site's image-heavy, community-oriented style, thinsporation posters have recently flooded the site, posting pictures of jutting hips, emaciated models and concave bellies, emblazoned with pro-ana slogans like "nothing tastes as good…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2012
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