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From endless conversations around food and diets, to seeing family members who may invoke unpleasant emotions, Thanksgiving and the holiday season can be an incredibly difficult time for people struggling with body image and eating concerns.

As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to pause to extend a warm thank you for your support of NEDA. On behalf of the Board and staff, we appreciate your dedication, your investments of time and resources, and your willingness to stand with us during change.

Editor's Note: This blog round-up is part of a collaborative media series organized and curated by NEDA and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition (YBIC) for Body Acceptance Week. YBIC’s mission is to work with all of the ways yoga and body image intersect to create greater access and dignity for all.

 

Editor's Note: This blog post is part of a collaborative media series organized and curated by NEDA and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition for Body Acceptance Week.

Bigger is Better, Right?

In the world at large, in the world of straight cis-gendered men, in the world of gay males—we all know that bigger is usually seen as better.

Editor's Note: This blog post is part of a collaborative media series organized and curated by NEDA and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition for Body Acceptance Week.

As I write this, I’m in the midst of recovering from a breakthrough case of Covid-19. It has been over three weeks since I first tested positive and over a week since testing negative. And I’m still having Covid-related symptoms.

Editor's Note: This blog post is part of a collaborative media series organized and curated by NEDA and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition for Body Acceptance Week.

The body talks, then screams, then causes a nuclear meltdown.

At least this has been my personal experience as I’ve been navigating a decade-long recovery journey from an invisible disability.

How do you feel about your body? How do you think you are “supposed” to feel about your body?

There is body hatred, body love, body positivity, body acceptance, body confidence, and more.

But today, we dive into body neutrality.

What is body neutrality?

Well, since there is not a “definition” in the dictionary, let’s break it down:

Body: Our physical structure. (Let’s call this our vessel—the vessel we travel around our lives in.)

Editor's Note: This blog post is part of a collaborative media series organized and curated by NEDA and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition for Body Acceptance Week.

There is so much space and possibility within stillness.

I consider myself to be bi-curious, but could also consider myself to be bisexual or pansexual. The label isn’t the most important thing to me, or what I feel matters most. I am open to any experience that would involve me finding love in someone else — no matter their gender. I used to judge these feeings, but I don’t anymore because we love who we love.

This week, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is celebrating National Volunteer Week. We are highlighting the importance of volunteerism by celebrating the individuals and families who come together to support NEDA throughout its different programs and services.

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