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|Friday, February 11th, 2011|
More friends, more support at new community: 'luv_is_beauty'
Here to tell you about, luv_is_beauty
a new support community for those with/who have recovered from eating disorders/eating issues! The more friends and support the better, right?! Since luv_is_beauty
is so brand spankin' new, its focus is extremely flexible and open to input! Help shape a new support community!! Come, check out luv_is_beauty
's profile and journal and connect with more
people who understand
Hope to see you there!
Ps. I have nothing but respect for ed_feminist and do not discriminate against anyone's opinions on eating or weight-loss. If you read luv_is_beauty's profile and find that it is not for you, I completely understand. I am not here to offend, or push ideas on anyone; I am simply suggesting you check out a new community to add to your supports on lj! Xoxoxo Current Mood: hopeful
|Wednesday, December 16th, 2009|
Hello! My name is Serafina. I am in recovery from an eating disorder and I just posted this on ed_ucate
where someone commented and suggested I also post it here! Considering I am a feminist and this post is very much related to ed recovery & feminism, I thought it was a grand idea :)
I wanted to talk about this new and exciting project in my life called Her Power
. It's an internet-based organization geared toward women that seeks to raise, promote, and spread awareness of the power that creative expression can possess in overcoming unhealthy coping behaviors, painful life experiences, and emotional stress; it will begin launching in January 2010 from its website at www.herpower.org
We have a facebook fan page here, http://www.facebook.com/herpower
, as well. I'm an alum of The Renfrew Center
of Florida and I speak there often. I recently presented my plans for Her Power and received an overwhelming response of amazing feedback which only served to fan my creative fire even more. :)
If this cause interests you at all, please fan us on facebook! As I noted, the site will be up in January. Also, for those of you in or around Nashville, Tennessee - I will be presenting at Middle Tennessee State University on February 23, 2010 during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and everyone is invited! Comment and/or email me for more info.
I would also love more responses to this survey I created on the power of creative expression in recovery
and I'm currently accepting submissions of creative work for the website!
Feel free to contact me either by commenting on this entry or emailing me at SERAFINA at HERPOWER dot ORG! Thank you so much for reading, keep creating and shining :)
|Sunday, November 16th, 2008|
I had a livejournal years ago but am happy to be back, determined to find support on my path to recovery, and help others struggling with the same diseases/addictions/traumas. I will post tonight on my page a summary of my first step so those of you who want to can get to know me a little better. Thank you all for being here and looking forward to sharing my experiences, struggles, strengths, and hopes.
|Tuesday, September 18th, 2007|
has anyone in this community read jonathan rosen's novel "eve's apple"? it's the story of a recent college graduate struggling with post eating disorder control issues from the perspective of her boyfriend who very eerily eroticizes the role of "healer" in their relationship (to the point of eroticizing the eating disorder itself.) it's intentionally provocative and a very good read if you're strong enough to delve into that sort of intensely conflicted territory...i'm not sure if i am. this book has a special way of breaking down all of my secret defense mechanisms and basically making me feel like shit.
anyhow, i'm reading the book for a class, and i know i'm going to have far too much to say on the subject, so i thought this might be a good arena for discussion if anyone else is familiar with the novel.
|Saturday, September 15th, 2007|
This morning I over ate and then gave up caring, shut myself in my box and found some cake my grandmother left me.
I was feeling bad, angry, and guilty. Self-obsessed and self-inflicted emotions.
Then I read the a magazine…
An article titled ‘Fat Chance…’ an article about celebrity thinness. “In 100 years, one can imagine, people will look back at the whittled, hipless female celebrities of today as victims of a cultural definition of beauty as strange as those Renaissance women who plucked the hairs from their foreheads to extend their hairlines to the tops of their heads.” Everyone’s eye has adjusted to the new reality that doesn’t reflect reality in the least.
And an article about the rape of a woman in the newspaper.
My problems suddenly become placed in perspective. And I step out of box to care about something beyond myself, but still something very close to me.
That’s kind of how I work with my ED whilst being a feminist.
I am 20 yrs old; 4 years I have been Bulimic. I study Contemporary Performance. I love reading Naomi Wolf, Donna Haraway and Andrea Dworkin.
I am frustrated that I have all these strong values and ideals against mediated and cultural constructions of what it is to be a woman, yet fall prey to trying to fit in.
It’s nice to find a place that combines these elements.
So, Hello! Current Mood: bouncy
|Wednesday, June 13th, 2007|
i'm back, if anyone remembers me.
glad to see this still existed.
|Wednesday, May 9th, 2007|
Does anyone here know of some good quotes from feminists about eating disorders?
|Monday, March 26th, 2007|
please help support our rape crisis center if you can!
I'll be joining the 2nd annual benefit walk for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center on April 1st in Cambridge, MA and am seeking out sponsors. I'm almost sort of a little at my goal. Even a couple dollars helps!
Sponsor me online here:http://www.firstgiving.com/carolynz
If you'd like to actually JOIN the walk, you can register online at http://www.firstgiving.com/barcc
BARCC and all of the incredible survivors it serves, appreciate it so very much.
More info about BARCC and sexual assault:
It is estimated that one in four women and one in seven men are sexually abused at some point in thier lives. Approximately 85 percent of survivors knew their perpetator, whether it was a family member, intimate partner, co-worker, date, or "friend".
In the year 2000, the crime of rape remains the least reported, least indicted, and least convicted of any major felony. Only 16 out of 100 victims report the crime to police, and only 1 in 100 convicted rapists serve a prison term of more than one year.
BARCC is the second oldest rape crisis center in the country and provides emergency services, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, counseling, groups, and groundbreaking public education to our community for free.
Last year, BARCC served over 8,500 women, men and adolescents and reached out to individuals who are least able to otherwise access our services. These include adolescent boys and girls, financially disadvantaged women, linguistic minorities, women of color, the elderly, the homeless, and disabled women. BARCC provides these services to individuals in Cambridge as well as throughout the greater Boston area (within the Rte 128 belt).
We are run almost entirely by dedicated, intensively trained volunteers, and are in constant danger of having our limited government funding cut completely.
So much good can happen if we come together!
|Saturday, March 3rd, 2007|
I'm Lauren, I'm an ardent feminist, I'm 21, I'm from Scotland, and I'm anorexic.
I'm currently seeing a counsellor, but could really use some support from people who've been through it.
x L x
|Sunday, January 28th, 2007|
Considering the war that my country is in....
considering the war that my cuntry
and considering the war that is waged on my body....
it was beyond refreshing to watch the AntiWar Rally on the National Mall in Washington on CSPAN this early morning. taped yesterday.
my heart soars watching this.
|Saturday, December 30th, 2006|
Hi! I am writing a 3,000-word encyclopedia entry about "Eating Disorders" for a series called Battleground: Women and Gender.
My topics include: definitions, history, body image, gender, eds and the internet (both pro-ana and mia sites, as well as pro recovery sites like THIS ONE and somethingfishy.org), and treatment/recovery.
Is there anything you think is missing from my list of topics?
And don't worry. I am going to keep this article factual, yet not graphic so that there should be no tips or triggers for the readers.
|Friday, November 10th, 2006|
|Sunday, August 13th, 2006|
it would be amazing if something got going in this community again.
its completely understandable that no one really thinks about their ed until it becomes a problem; until they think they look fat one day or gain a few pounds, at which point this community becomes obsolete because youre too ashamed to post about your <600 calorie, 3hour workout regime. and its sad that we're ashamed but we're also struggling and its really fucking hard. and its really difficult to make fake journals and hide from all of your friends, because youre worried more about them finding out you care about your weight than the measures you take to control it.
jesus there are 200 members in this community and for some reason i doubt everyones in recovery. i sure as hell doubt anyones past this. whatevs, thats all i got.
|Friday, July 7th, 2006|
We are a new community promoting
support of ALL eating disorders to
those who have a desire to live a life
beyond this disease! Please join and
invite anyone you feel can benefit from
Life Beyond Eating Disorders
|Monday, February 20th, 2006|
The Politics of Starvation- cross posted
I want to do a "cyber ethnography" on politically progressive people or acivists/would be activists who have suffered through or are suffering through eating disordered behavior.
Does anyone on here politically connect their eating disorder?
Do any of you identify with sentiments similar to this one:
"Thank God I have this body for which to focus on and hate and spend all my time trying to fix, change, lessen. Thank God I can try and fix my outside because I just know that (the way we treat the world, global capitalism, expoloitation, meat consumption, animal curently, racism, sexism, classism, war, etc etc etc)
is beyond repair."
If so, could I interview you online? Or ask for a submission?
|Friday, February 10th, 2006|
If anyone is interested in an eating disorder discussion / awareness / activism group based in New York City, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Wednesday, February 8th, 2006|
can anyone recommend some good reading on anorexia/bulimia and feminism?
memoir styles preferred, but all suggestions are needed.
thanks so much.