From around the world to home town, eating disorder activists and advocates are chirping and tweeting like a massive flock of beautiful birds. We are flexing our wings, beginning to venture forth from our nests. We are preparing to fly around our homes and around the world with the message that eating disorders are treatable illnesses and much, much more…and that we are determined to do something about achieving better care for everyone, on World Eating Disorders Day, June 2.
As someone who was a prisoner of an eating disorder for more than half my life, this is a great, great feeling!
Thank you to my hometown Geelong, Victoria for acknowledging the seriousness of eating disorders and giving the historic, inaugural event, World Eating Disorders Day a mention in this article Geelong column_May 2016.
Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening illnesses that affect people across the globe regardless of age, size, weight, ability, race/ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, documentation, and socioeconomic status.
Everybody can help. If you have not done so already, be sure to join me and thousands of others, in taking the pledge: