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"The Student Body" Filmmaker Bailey Webber is Exposing the Truth Behind the BMI

Bailey Webber is a student journalist who takes a stand against bullying and body shaming brought on by the government in her documentary, The Student Body. The film showcases real stories of children of all ages whose bodies fall out of the range of what’s deemed “acceptable” by the government, an issue that is occurring in several states across the nation. Webber takes a stand, showing lawmakers there is no such thing as a “right” or “wrong” body.

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What Does it Mean to “Listen to Your Body?”

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Kaitlin Irwin

If you’ve ever tried to practice self-care, then you’ve probably come across the advice to “listen to your body.” What exactly does that even mean, though? Is it when my fiancé and I listen to each other’s tummies and laugh at the noises of gas bubbles and digestive enzymes? Maybe it’s obeying the voice in my head that says, “Screw work and go to sleep instead; you’re tired.” 

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10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love

Self-love is liberating, but it takes dedication and effort to get to that place. For those recovering from an eating disorder, taking time for self-care is an especially important part of recovery. That’s why we asked three NEDA bloggers for their best tips on how to start your journey to self-love.  

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How College Life Can Foster Eating Disordered Behaviors

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Tori James

College is a time of change, for your mind and body. Being in college has certainly helped me maintain my personal eating disorder recovery in so many ways, but throughout my four years I’ve noticed there are a lot of aspects of college life that can be dangerous to mental health. 

Certain ideas and behaviors we see so commonly in a college environment are often overlooked without even being seen as a potential threat to body image, and can turn college campuses into a breeding ground for problematic behavior.

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Dear Chase: What Resources are Available for Men with Eating Disorders?

Chase Bannister is the founder, senior vice president and chief strategy & clinical integrity officer for Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. He is credentialed as a certified eating disorder specialist by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and is a licensed clinical social worker.

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Friday Links: When Does Working Out Become an Addiction?

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Diana Denza, Communications Associate

From suicide prevention measures to celebrities calling out their body-shamers, this week was full of important stories.

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5 Ways to Add Positive Inspiration to Your Life

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Graphique de France

As a new and proud sponsor of NEDA, Graphique de France is dedicated to inspiring young women in their day-to-day routines. With positive and motivational quotes, fun and trendy designs, and high-quality everyday collections we are committed to introducing inspirational messages into the essentials women rely on. After learning about NEDA, we decided to get involved and give back to a community that supports people struggling with eating disorders. 

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Help NEDA Win $1 Million from Revlon!

At the National Eating Disorders Association, we believe that self-love is the key to a happy, healthy life and we work every day to make sure that everyone has the tools and support they need to have the healthiest possible relationship with themselves and their bodies. 

In order to support and expand our lifesaving services, we’ve joined Revlon’s LOVE IS ON 2016 Million Dollar Challenge. The competition starts today, September 14th, at 12pm ET. 

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Male Eating Disorder Activism Takes Flight

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Carl Derry

The study and treatment of eating disorders is woefully lacking, especially for men. The majority of Americans think this is a woman’s disease, but statistics show that 10 million men in the United States will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life. 

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Dear Melody: My Boss Won’t Stop Making Body-Shaming Comments. Help!

“Monthly Matters with Melody” is a monthly advice column by Dr. Melody Moore, a clinical psychologist, yoga instructor and the founder of the Embody Love Movement Foundation. Her foundation is a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness and contribute to meaningful change in the world. Dr. Moore is a social entrepreneur who trains facilitators on how to teach programs to prevent negative body image and remind girls and women of their inherent worth.

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