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Body Image and Blindness: It's Not What I Saw, It's What I Felt
By Jenni Dunlap

I’ve wanted to talk about my body image struggles and my blindness in a correlating way for sometime now. Many people don’t realize that just because I can’t see well, doesn’t mean I don’t struggle with what I do see or feel. I don’t blame my blindness for my past eating disorder, but it has played a role in my body challenges. 

The Healing Power of Nutrition, Beyond “Let Food Be Thy Medicine”
By Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD, LD

Thank you to Alsana for sponsoring this blog post.

Losing Sight of Myself: Overcoming Bullying and Eating Disorders
By Makaila Nichols

What was it like to be me growing up?  Eye-opening.  

It all started around age fourteen, when I began feeling self-conscious about my body. I was always the tall, lanky kid that was horrible at sports but a great talker and an even better writer. I guess you could say, I was a good observer. 

So, what did fourteen-year-old Makaila observe? That she was losing sight of herself. 

My Core Value: Community
By Gina Susanna, NEDA Ambassador

One of my professors, on the first day of class, pulled up on the projector a list of 50 words. Authenticity; Justice; Integrity; Inner Harmony; Productivity; Independence; Love; Family.  

Core values. Values that highlight what we stand for, that guide our behaviors and our decisions and our actions. Values that guide our lives.   

“I want you to take a few moments,” my professor said, “and read over these words. Think about them and what they mean to you; what they evoke in you. And then write down your top ten.”