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Bodies

Me and My (Curvy) Shadow: Burlesque and Body Image

TW: talk of size and weight (no numbers) “I hope no one thinks, ‘Why’d they let the big girl in?’”

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Bodies

Are Dieting Behaviors And Disordered Eating Behaviors Really So Different?

In November of 1998, during my senior year in college, I embarked on a new diet. I called it “low carb with fruit.” I cut out a lot of foods, and like most diets, it started working in the beginning. Because I was losing weight, I stuck with the diet very carefully.

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When Gaining Weight Is Tough

I am a young, healthy, able-bodied woman. I am also a recovering bulimic and anorexic and I have control issues when it comes to my body. Editor’s note: This post may contain material which may be triggering to those with disordered eating.

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Bodies

My Body, Myself

When I was 18 years old, I suffered from a mild eating disorder. I put my body through hell in an attempt to stay thin. I lived on diet coke, menthol cigarettes and diet pills.