National Eating Disorders Association

Mindy Kaling doesn’t owe it to anyone to be a body positivity icon, experts say

NBC News, 3.17.23

Sakshi Venkatraman

Featuring Lauren Smolar, NEDA VP of Mission and Education:

It’s a harmful rumor, said Lauren Smolar, vice president of mission and education at the National Eating Disorders Association, and attaching expectations to one individual will often lead to disappointment. “There are many reasons that people’s size may change over time in either direction,” Smolar said. “And it can get really tricky if we place that type of responsibility on them to maintain a weight that either aligns or doesn’t align with what is traditionally accepted as a standard size in society.” READ MORE