Tag Archives: Eating Disorders

November 03

The Kick-Ass Star

Angela Gulner wrote and stars in BINGE. A show about a bulimic pastry chef (which is totally genius and an utter disaster) who discovers self worth and sexuality dance a dangerous dance. It draws a correlation between messed up relationships and messed up eating and is blowing apart shame all over YouTube.

August 02

The Stigma Smashing Speaker

Lee Thomas is not just a stigma smasher, she’s a shit kicking stigma smasher. She talks to teens about bulimia, bipolar and ADHD, and how she struggled silently for many years in her teens before finally seeking help.

April 16

The Vintage Explorer

Julie’s explored a lot of places. Sometimes she takes herself on those trips where you wake up in a difference city every day. In between rummaging around in vintage shops and charity work, she runs a blog that’s all about kicking bulimia in the butt, with some good travel and fashion and finance tips along […]

February 25

The Pageant Queen

Mari can’t stand the title ‘beauty pageant’ because of the negative connotations. Yet her experience was anything but negative. Pageants were the thing that saved her from her eating disorder and also the thing that undid her.

August 18

The Honest Lawyer

Brian Cuban is a best-selling author, lawyer and activist for so many subjects it’s amazing he has time to brush his teeth. He’s a spokesperson for male eating disorders and has been interviewed by Katie Couric, who is also a fucking awesome bulimic (I don’t know but would like to). Brian speaks up about addiction, depression, recovery, […]

July 31

The Truth Teller

Nina’s story is such an important read. Not only because she battled bulimia for years but because she talks so openly about fat shaming. If we see an anorexic girl, as Nina reminds us, “People are concerned and worried for her but you don’t see that for people who are heavy. People don’t worry, they make jokes. We have empathy for the dangerously thin, we have none for the dangerously large.” Read Nina’s story in full…

April 19

The Fearless Film-Maker

Jessie is fearless. She makes films, she makes people laugh and she gets really real with uncomfortable subjects like bulimia.

April 04

Barfbag’s Out

Last year, I was asked to share my story about battling bulimia for a TV show in New Zealand and I said, “Sure, but do I have to tell my story? How about I help you find other people’s stories.” That felt better. I didn’t want my story put up for people to rip down, especially on national television. Then I […]

March 25

The Prodigious Professor

Professor Cynthia Bulik has never suffered from an eating disorder but she knows all about them. This firecracker biologist, psychologist and PHDist has dedicated her life to understanding the mysterious disorders that involve food, or lack of. She should be up for a Nobel peace prize for the work she’s doing investigating genes associated with eating […]

January 31

The Mighty Mentor

Mary refuses to wear one hat. Over her successful career she’s been a facilitator, trainer, mentor, strategic communications consultant and stage actor. She’s a great mentor because she’s kind and full of compassion. She’s a great strategic consultant because she’s smart. She’s a great actor because she’s wise and gets life. For 30 years she was the […]

November 22

Radical Ruby Tuesday

Ruby is one of the bravest people I have ever met. She has been through five lives already and she’s only 34. Once the good girl at school; the dancer and swimmer, she , like so many of us became the rebellious one who acted out. Then, at 18, the rebel met heroin. And when one addiction […]

October 09

The Super Nova

Thanks to the relentless hounding of the paparazzi, Amy Winehouse’s private battles were fed to us like candy. The drugs. The booze. The roller coaster marriage. However her ten year struggle with bulimia was never attacked—sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are much more alluring subjects to pounce on. This terrific article in Pitchfork by Kayleigh Hughes talks […]

April 27

The Courageous Counsellor

Straight up, considered, and warm, Cassie has incredible strength. Her intro was so marvellous I cannot possibly create a better one, “I’m black. I’m queer. I’m a feminist. I was a theatre performance major in college, wrote a play that was produced in New York, went to school in Chicago for social work… now I […]

March 04

The Fiesty Feminist

Rachel has been calling herself a feminist since she was 18. Bold, bright and sharp as a needle, she philosophizes and writes about women, bodies, society’s rather bossy view of women’s bodies and other musings on her brilliant blog. She’s a much-loved and respected voice in the Sydney Morning Herald, NYMag.com, Cosmopolitan and TEDx talks, and her […]

January 30

The Shit-Kicking Scribe

Mary H.K. Choi is the former editor-in-chief of Missbehave magazine, a contributor to The Awl, Wired, Complex and the New York Times. She is the author of the comic, Lady Deadpool and writes essays – #overnevermind that are brilliant. Plus she produced and wrote TakePark Live, and the House of Style documentary. Crikey, could this fucking awesome bulimic be […]

November 30

The Athletic Author

I first came across Katrina Willis through her beautiful essay, ‘Enough’, which was served to over 200,000 eyeballs on Momastery this year. I instantly recognized honesty, courage and humour – why are so many fucking awesome bulimics funny? I tell you, we are. We can’t go through it and out the other side without finding ways to laugh at […]

September 07

The Big Branding Brain

Design. Style. Huge Imagination. Great eye. These are the words often associated with Helen, Director of her own design and branding agency in Wellington. But then anyone that knows her would also add: striking, warm, wise, gentle, fiercely strong. Helen is an award-winning influencer in her advertising world and has an energy about her that […]

August 06

The Active Activist

Katie’s always been a women’s woman; fighting for females’ rights and health in college and moving into public policy after she graduated. Now she’s working to ensure women have access to all of their choices in the mysterious world of reproductive health. Born and raised in Florida, this 31-year-old feels like she’s found her place […]

May 01

The Industrious Doctor

Cass knows the importance of being adaptable. She’s changed careers a few times, her latest achievement being a PhD in Health Psychology. Her analytical brain likes to dissect and study behaviour patterns; that’s what she does for a living. She’s also an expert at dissecting her own behaviour. She’s one of those souls that feel […]