the power of a photo in recovery

I really don’t want to publish this post. But if I want to be open about what anorexia recovery looks like, it includes this. One photo almost took me down… Roommate and I discovered that we were dressed exactly alike on Sunday night, thought it was funny (like how people who live together start to look more like each other – or their pets) and took the picture on the right. She asked if she could post it on FB and without seeing it first, I said sure. When I saw the tagged Facebook photo, my heart dropped and my…

Am I weightist?

I’m part of an initiative at work to reduce bias at our university campus. It’s work that I’m very interested in and grateful for the opportunity in my new position to be part of as an “extracurricular”. One of the projects is dedicated to inclusive teaching learning at our institution. As part of this project, I was directed to Project Implicit, an Implicit Association Test developed by Harvard psychologists. On this site, there are a wide variety of tests you can take: religion, gender, age disability, sexuality, and more. There’s even one on Presidential Popularity…I won’t go there… Of course,…

Does this ______ make me look fat?

You may have noticed (particularly if you follow my social media) that I rarely post pics of myself. I rarely take selfies, and I can’t think of a time I posted one…unless other friends were crammed in it with me and even that is pretty rare. While my daughter is the best photo target I have, and my fur babies preceded her, there is a reason for the so infrequent photos of myself… A very common disorder that comes along for the ride with anorexia and other eating disorders is body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). WebMD defines BDD as, “a mental…