#Headlines/Bodylines – My First Body Positive Campaign

#Headlines/Bodylines – My First Body Positive Campaign

Getting dressed in the morning and making sure the lights are dim. Having my evening shower and closing my eyes as I run the sponge over a body – my body?? My arms are acceptable, but I can’t face my legs – my “problem area”. At one time their strength and curves felt like a … Continue reading “#Headlines/Bodylines – My First Body Positive Campaign”

Eating Disorders and Identity: From Recovery to Recovered and Beyond

Eating Disorders and Identity: From Recovery to Recovered and Beyond

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about identity and how important it is to both mental and physical recovery from eating disorders. When we feel trapped in the worst phases of an eating disorder, we can feel that we don’t have a clue who we are anymore; all we know is that we’re ill. I’m … Continue reading “Eating Disorders and Identity: From Recovery to Recovered and Beyond”

My Sock It Tour Of London – In Eating Disorders Awareness Week

My Sock It Tour Of London – In Eating Disorders Awareness Week

In response to Beat’s call to all its supporters to raise awareness this week by recording a short video on why we’re supporting their Why Wait? campaign, here’s my contribution as I’m nearing the end of My Sock It Tour Of London. Click on the link below to see my video 🙂 Hannah-EDAW2018 My fundraising tour … Continue reading “My Sock It Tour Of London – In Eating Disorders Awareness Week”

I don’t have the perfect body…cos there ain’t no such thing!

I don’t have the perfect body…cos there ain’t no such thing!

Since beginning My Sock It Tour Of London fundraising for Beat, I’ve been thinking even more about the messages of the body positivity movement. My fundraising campaign is not only a logistical and meteorological challenge – running it alongside work and needing to be outdoors a lot in what seems to be a cold month; … Continue reading “I don’t have the perfect body…cos there ain’t no such thing!”

The Numbers Game and Why We Need to be Freed

Eating disorders tend to come with an increasingly uncontrollable obsession with numbers. The obvious one is the number on the scales – the daily moment when the slightest increase or decrease sets the course for an entire day, not only for eating, but for everything else happening that day too. For some people, the torment … Continue reading “The Numbers Game and Why We Need to be Freed”

The Dictionary for Eating Disorder Recovery: Translating Dodgy Food Messages

Sometimes I think I should carry ear plugs with me and put them in whenever I hear a food-related conversation about to turn dodgy. By dodgy, I mean when the chat turns to fad diets, virtue signalling (ie using food choices to show how ‘good’ or disciplined you are), or its opposite – the loud … Continue reading “The Dictionary for Eating Disorder Recovery: Translating Dodgy Food Messages”