Tag Archives: Eating Disorders

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…

June 15

The Kind Coach

Rana Olk is such a warrior. She’s been successful at everything’s she’s put her mind to but getting over bulimia’s been one of her greatest successes. And now she’s going in to bat for others still struggling.

May 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 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 […]