The Truth About Domestic Abuse

When you hear the words “domestic abuse”, and visualise the abuser, what probably comes to mind is a man. Most likely a man who is working class, and man who has tattoos, bad teeth, sunken eyes, and a haggard face. That, or something similar, anyway. It is this sort of stereotyping that leads us, as … Continue reading The Truth About Domestic Abuse

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Hidden Behind A Healthy Weight: The Eating Disorders You Can’t See

Eating disorders are complex illnesses. They are a mental illness that often result in the deterioration of physical health, and there is not one recovery method that has a high success rate as of yet. They have a complicated entanglement of genetic and environmental causation that is entirely individual to each person. There are many … Continue reading Hidden Behind A Healthy Weight: The Eating Disorders You Can’t See

Health At Every Size and Big Is Beautiful/Fat Acceptance: What These Movements Stand For and Why They Are Important

Health at Every Size and the Fat Acceptance Movement started as small, barely recognised movements. Due to the hard work of those involved and the (very) gradual shift in views around weight, shape, and size, these movements are now beginning to get the acknowledgement and publicity that they deserve. The more exposure these movements get, … Continue reading Health At Every Size and Big Is Beautiful/Fat Acceptance: What These Movements Stand For and Why They Are Important

Feminism and Recovery from a Restrictive Eating Disorder

In the recovery process from my eating disorder, feminism has been one of my best friends, along with the body positivity movement, which I shall focus more specifically on in another post. Feminism is a movement that believes in equality between men and women. I am aware that there are various different subsections of feminism, … Continue reading Feminism and Recovery from a Restrictive Eating Disorder