Monday, February 23, 2009

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week  

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It's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. My school is having several events this week to raise awareness and funds, and I'm hoping many other schools and communities are doing the same. I just viewed a really powerful documentary called "Thin," about women trying to recover from eating disorders at a clinic in Florida. Here's a promo for it:



I would recommend it, but it can be triggering. Tonight, I'm going to see another documentary called "Do I Look Fat?" about the body pressures within the gay male community, which I'm very excited about. Also, for my Psychology of Women class, I created an art piece with the theme of body image and eating disorders which was displayed at a fair earlier. I contrasted images I cut out of beauty magazines with photos I took of real women:




I'm urging everyone to do something for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Even if it's just renting one of these documentaries and watching it on your own. We should always have a heightened awareness of body image pressures, but it's good that there's a week dedicated to pushing us to think about it more than ever.

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  • February 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

    amy-

    your project is beautiful, as well as all you lovely ladies.

    p/s: tell Katie R I think her tummy is ADORABLE.

    <3 Ruthie