Tips for Accepting Your Body in the Summer

Tips for Accepting Your Body in the Summer

Approximately 70% of women report withdrawing from activities due to body image concerns,1 which can make it especially difficult to enjoy the summer season often filled with activities. The summer can be particularly challenging for women, sexual minority men, and others working on body acceptance or eating disorder recovery. Research has found that in the…

Stories Left Untold: Eating Disorders in Men

Stories Left Untold: Eating Disorders in Men

June is National Men’s Health Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness around preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. One historically neglected aspect of men’s health is eating disorders.1 Popular narratives around eating disorders suggest that they are predominately experienced by wealthy, thin, White females.2 Despite…

Stories Left Untold: Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ+ Community 

Stories Left Untold: Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ+ Community 

Pride Month can be a joyous time for individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and other sexual identities (LGBTQ+) to celebrate their community and for allies to show their support. During this time, it is also important to bring awareness to salient issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community that remain under-identified, such…

Positively Connected: How Social Media Can Support Eating Disorder Recovery

Positively Connected: How Social Media Can Support Eating Disorder Recovery

The proliferation of social media has led to myriad effects on social media users’ behavioral health. It is not difficult to locate articles and social media posts with headlines like “Instagram is ruining self-esteem” or “Tik Tok is making eating disorders worse”(Duffy, 2021). While emergent news and research largely focus on the harmful effects of…