Category Archive: Eating Disorders

May 21 2014

On ‘Bad Media’ and Bingeing

[Content note: eating disorders] I still think about this article on writing about eating disorders: Ginia Bellafante put it well a few years ago, in a book review for the New York Times:“Anorexia is a disease of contradiction: it demands both discipline and indulgence …. The anorexic disappears in order to be seen; she labors to self-improve as …

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Apr 19 2014

Illusory Bodies, or What If We Totally Confused Your Sense of Owning Your Body?


The short version of our research is that some scientists got together and had this conversation: “Hey, hey, you know that iconic study where researchers made people think a rubber hand belonged to them?!” “Yeah! and how it’s been used in research about racism, pain, empathy, and like, basically everything?” “WAIT. WAIT. What if we …

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Feb 21 2014

Losing at Brain Games

[TW: ED] Small post today, because I’m feeling contemplative. I had something confirmed for me last week–that I have an unusual presentation and persistence of eating disorder/disordered eating* symptoms, given all the treatment, work, time I throw at it. In short, standard and adapted-for-me coping mechanisms and approaches for my anorexia tendencies (henceforth anorexia!brain) trigger …

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Jan 17 2014

A Week

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[The eating disorder content note on this post is so loud it tapdances in sequined tights. Skip the latter half if that seems bad for you.] It’s a Friday. 12:42 in the morning. And I’ve done something for the first time in seven years. I have fed myself properly for a week. Twenty-one meals in …

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Sep 10 2013

Intake Ramblings

The ramblings part of the title is veeeery accurate here! This is about my experience with intake and therapy and (1) I most certainly do not want to discourage you from seeking therapy if you have access to it! Intake may suck, but it is (usually) worth it. (2) I wrote this last night and …

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