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July 07, 2021
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Welcome to The Communité – An Eating Disorder Recovery Newsletter

What is The Communité? The Communité is a monthly eating disorder recovery newsletter filled with guest blog posts, recovery wins, healthful coping tools, mantras and affirmations, a column from Alliance Community Member, Takechia Jackson, and so much more! Join the Communité Why The Communité? At The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, we are on a mission to create an inclusive community where everyone feels welcomed, seen, heard, and supported. Eating disorder recovery is hard and…
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June 28, 2021
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Gender Dysphoria, Body Dysmorphia, & Body Image in Trans & Non-Binary Folks

Body image issues are often the most difficult aspect of eating disorder recovery to overcome. Dialogue around eating disorders and body image is usually centered around narratives of white, thin, able-bodied, heterosexual, and cisgender women. However, these conversations leave out the experiences of transgender and non-binary folks who often experience eating disorders and body image distress at disproportionately higher rates compared to their heterosexual, cisgender counterparts. Transgender & Non-Binary Body Image Concerns Most transgender individuals…
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June 24, 2021
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Living a Life Beyond Eating Disorders: A Conversation with Demi Lovato + Jameela Jamil

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness’ Founder + CEO, Johanna Kandel, recently sat down with Renowned Singer, Actress, and Activist, Demi Lovato, and Activist and Founder of I Weigh, Jameela Jamil. Demi, Jameela, and Johanna have all been outspoken about their experiences with eating disorders and various other mental health issues. From chatting about the dangers of diet culture to the power of community, they had an open, honest, and vulnerable conversation surrounding living a…
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June 18, 2021
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Embodying Pride by Taking Up Space: Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ+ Community

Last week, our community in The Alliance’s LGBTQ+ pro-recovery eating disorders support group reflected on what it means to have pride and how pride is expressed. This is, of course, personal to everyone. Pride can be internal and external. It can mean protest, celebration, connection to community, gender euphoria, survival, and so much more. I shared with the group that I believe the thread weaving these facets of pride together is the tenet that you…
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June 03, 2021
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The Process

TRUST the process, then EMBRACE the process, and eventually ENJOY the process. Those words are written on the inside cover of my bright yellow recovery journal. It has become my recovery mantra that I read multiple times throughout the day. To be honest, this statement experienced its own process. At the beginning of my recovery, it was simply “trust the process” because that was all I could do. I had to focus on one day,…
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