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Models Eat Cotton Balls Dipped In OJ & Other Troubling Observations By One Model’s Mama

No matter how badly a mother wants her daughter to succeed, she has every reason to be freaked out when she sees that her daughter’s contemporaries consider “lunch” to be…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2011 - 10:20 am

Even The Fashion Industry Complains About The Beauty Standards Of The Fashion Industry

You and I aren’t the only ones wondering why “high fashion” fetishizes the gamine, undernourished look of 14-year-old girls fresh OTB from Belarus: recently, two insiders from the heart of…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Isabelle Caro, French Model With Anorexia, Dies At 28

Isabelle Caro, a French model who literally became the poster girl for anorexia, passed away last month at age 28. Her acting coach confirmed the model died on November 17,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Candace Cameron Sorta Opens Up About Bulimia

“It’s a very dangerous cycle that can just start to consume your life and really take over. … It wasn’t about me trying to lose weight. It was all about…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | December 30, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Girl Talk: My Love/Hate Relationship With Thinspiration Blogs

The other night, I was wading through all the junk scattered around my apartment, starting to panic because I couldn’t find a book I needed to review. I threw out…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | December 23, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Will “Black Swan” Encourage Eating Disorders?

Black Swan” is a great movie. It’s also, as Julie put it, “eating disorder porn.” In the movie, Natalie Portman’s character not only shows signs of anorexia—she’s also bulimic. I…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | December 8, 2010 - 12:40 pm

A Sizable Trend: Colleges Starting To Offer Fat Studies Classes

Finally, the 15 pounds you pack on as a freshman in college is good for something! According to The Daily Beast, colleges across the country have started offering Fat Studies…

Simcha | November 5, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Portia De Rossi Talks Anorexia On Wife Ellen’s Show

If this clip from Portia de Rossi’s appearance on her wife’s talk show tomorrow doesn’t make you tear up, your heart is made of stone. Portia opened up…

Jessica Wakeman | November 3, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Demi Lovato Enters Rehab For “Emotional And Physical Issues”

“Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. She is doing just that. Demi and her family ask that the media respect her privacy during…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 2, 2010 - 12:10 pm

I Feel Sorry For The Marie Claire “Fatties” Author

I have a high threshold for sexist, sizeist, classist, and racist things that people write on the internet because I’ve seen so much of it over the years. But the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2010 - 4:20 pm

“I Love Anorexia” T-Shirts Prove It’s Hard To Make Eating Disorders Remotely Funny

I love a meta-commentary as much as the next person, but some things are just tacky — invoking the Nazis while discussing health care reform, for example. T-shirts emblazoned with…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2010 - 11:10 am

Eating Disorders On Campus Leads To “Drunkorexia”

So what is “drunkorexia,” you ask? It’s a new term given to the growing number of college students who choose to skip meals in order to binge drink without gaining…

Kelli Bender | October 22, 2010 - 5:45 pm