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advocacy Exploring identity after an eating disorder – who am I?

Exploring identity after an eating disorder – who am I?

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Hi Grandma, How’s your Darwin trip so far? This message from granddaughter Olivia, 13, comes when I’m in the Top End, Australia’s Northern Territory, about 4000kms from home in country Victoria. Olivia was born just prior to my memoir being published (see letter to Olivia in A Girl Called Tim)...

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Eating Disorders Why an eating disorder should not be the main character of a life’s story

Why an eating disorder should not be the main character of a life’s story

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Isn‘t a story something with a beginning, a main part and a hopefully happy ending? I am not sure I can structure those past years of my life in such a way. Especially with the focus on my eating disorder. Thinking of its starting point, there are only assumptions to draw...

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Anorexia Sense of self and body image in anorexia nervosa: Call for participants

Sense of self and body image in anorexia nervosa: Call for participants

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My story with eating disorders began at my first full-time job. I was two years out of university when offered a position with the Eating Disorders Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. I felt a thrill to be starting in a new, challenging role as a research coordinator, but...

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The Diary Healer News More than a diagnosis: how finding my identity helped me find recovery

More than a diagnosis: how finding my identity helped me find recovery

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As a little girl, I was a wine glass, round and full of sweet red purple liquid. I didn’t know it was rotten until you put my rim to your lips and raised me into a champagne flute but you thinned me out too much and the liquid you lit...

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