eating disorder


This Is What It's Like Being Addicted to Laxatives

Laxative abuse is a common manifestation of eating disorders that we rarely talk about. But with the pills so easy to buy and become addicted to, and increasing numbers of young people using them, it's about time we started.
Salvia Plath

My Eating Disorder Had Nothing to Do with Barbie or the Media

A lot of people with an eating disorder will find the idea that it's caused by Barbies or supermodels insulting and patronising. It's a mental illness, not a bad case of vanity.
Amelia Tait
The Dirty Laundry Issue

A 20-Year-Old Went to Rehab and Came Home in a Body Bag

A sobering look at America's high-end addiction treatment.
Wilbert L. Cooper
the vice reader

An Excerpt from Sarah Gerard's 'Binary Star'

Read a selection from Sarah Gerard's new, fearless and blunt novel about a young woman struggling with bulimia.
Sarah Gerard

Everyone in Portland Is Gluten Intolerant

And other stories of America's bizarre relationship with food.
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Young Diabetics Are Slimming Themselves to Death

It's an incredibly depressing trend and it's happening all over the world.
Rachel Hardwick
The Fashion Issue 2010

Crystal Renn

Crystal Renn published a memoir detailing her struggles with anorexia and her transformation from a starving, near-dead straight-size model into a healthy size-12 supermodel.
Christina Kelly
The Food Issue

Slimming Down

Anorexia's not as hard as you think, you just have to get on the train. I know because I didn't eat for ten days and I feel great. Not only that, but I lost the weight.
Casey Kitchens
The Food Issue

Thin Chicks

Not all girls that have anorexia or bulimia look like a stick figure with the faintest ghosts of tits. Some of them just look a bit skinny and act kind of squirrelly.
Dandy Crabapple
The Food Issue


Bulimia's fucked up. I just spent a week doing it to see what it's like, and I don't understand how those bitches survive.
Maure-Elaine Guay