The Diverse Faces of Eating Disorders
The Marginalized Voices campaign confronts the prevailing myths about who struggles with eating disorders, underscoring that everyone’s experience is equally as valid and deserving of care and recovery. In this project, individuals talk about their journeys and how misconceptions about eating disorders impacted their recovery.
Backed by two decades of research and evaluation data, the Body Project gives girls the tools and skills to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages them in the development of healthy body image. The results from our initial pilot program in New York proved, yet again, that the Body Project works. Participants showed a reduction in body dissatisfaction, negative mood, thin-ideal internalization, unhealthy dieting, and disordered eating. Throughout the year, we trained about 80 facilitators, including Aerie associates, NEDA volunteers, and NEDA Conference attendees.