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What the hell is “body image”, anyway?

In honour of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2-8 September 2012), I am writing this blog about what the hell body image even is, anyway.

When people say “body image”, heaps of mental pictures spring to mind. Men sucking their guts in when pretty women walk past, women fretting over the numbers on the scales, men measuring their biceps and women measuring their waists. What the hell is “body image” and when isn’t it normal? Continue reading

My Experience Of Eating Disorders

Hello! My name’s Bridget. I’m 26 and have suffered from anorexia, bulimia and body dysmorphia off and on for about 14 years. These are some dot-points about what an eating disorder is and is not, to me. I’m writing this for the Butterfly Foundation’s Body Image & Eating Disorder Awareness Week.