Hey all! Today is day 2 of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The theme for today is eating disorders in marginalized groups.
One of the most prevalent myths about eating disorders is that they only affect white, middle-class, straight, cisgender teenage girls. That simply isn’t true!
NEDA provides some great information about diverse groups dealing with eating disorders here.
Check out this recorded Google Hangout, “MarginalizED Voices: Speaking Up for Change in Eating Disorders Awareness, Outreach and Treatment“, featuring participants from:
The body is not an apology, a site that encourages ‘radical self-love for everybody and every body’.
Nalgona positivity pride, a site that ‘wishes a diverse fat positive movement that includes decolonial healing and eating disorder awareness’.
Trans folx fighting eating disorders, ‘a collective of trans/gender diverse folx and allies who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues’.
Also, here is some information about eating disorders in men and boys.
If you’re an educator who wants to learn more about diversity in eating disorders, check out Rochester’s children’s hospital’s information on eating disorders for educators, and NEDA’s educator toolkit.
Check out the Twitter hashtag #NEDAwareness for information and chats all week.