Welcome to your Barbie-free ED Awareness Week Zone
I’m guessing most of you have realized that it is, once again, Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Although I think the idea is great, I kind of dread this week. Most of the stuff written about eating disorders makes me cringe, and now I have this massive, week-long onslaught of misinformation that makes me want to scream.
Because I was looking for a Barbie-free zone during this week, I thought others might be, too. Realizing the truth of “If you build it, they will come,” I decided to create one. Here.
Yes, you can talk about eating disorders without talking about models and Barbies and (even!) bad moms. I figured that if no one else was going to do it, then I should step up to the plate. Because one thing my readers have taught me is that I’m not the freaky weirdo I think I am (or at least, I’m in good freaky weirdo company). If I’m sick of the Barbie talk, then others probably are, too.
So for eating disorders awareness week, I’m going to do at least daily postings on EDs- some research, some ranting, some miscellaneous stuff.
What I want to hear from you is what you would want to see discussed on ED Awareness Week. What do YOU think people need to know about EDs? What kind of information out there is plain old wrong? What do you wish people really knew?
Share in the comments and you just might see your ideas in an upcoming ED Bites post.