Eating Disorders

Essays

What Ramadan Is Like When You Have an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to starve myself without arousing suspicion when everyone around me is fasting.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
5.13.19
depression

My 'Revenge Body' Was Actually a Cry for Help

How do you tell someone who’s just paid you a compliment that you’re borderline suicide hotline fodder and one well-meaning remark away from relapse?
Tracey Anne Duncan
12.3.18
VICE Guide to Life

When You're Worried a Friend Has an Eating Disorder, it's Time to Make Some Tough Calls

Here's how to decide if you should say something.
Michelle Malia
9.13.18
Health

People Share How They Overcame Their Eating Disorder

"I realised that my body was not—​and never will be—​a problem to be solved."
Rebecca Kamm
6.14.18
mental health

You May Not Ever Fully Recover From an Eating Disorder

I don't meet the clinical definition anymore, but my relationship with food is still fraught.
Michelle Malia
12.26.17
LGBTQ

Too Many Gay Men Still Hate Their Bodies

Why body dysmorphia and unhealthy body image issues continue to run rampant in the gay community.
Jack Hobbs
12.9.17
LGBTQ

Does Gay Porn Make You Hate Your Body?

In a new study, researchers establish a pretty direct link between gay porn consumption and body dysmorphia.
Steven Blum
10.17.17
Health

We Asked Men About Their Eating Disorders

I knew that I couldn’t be the only one in my peer group who’s had trouble with food.
Graham Isador
3.7.17
Longreads Or Whatever

The Women Who Taught Me How to Own My Body

How bands like Jack Off Jill and Queenadreena took self-hate and sexuality and spun them into something powerful.
Emma Garland
3.4.17
so sad today

Eating Gives Me Anxiety and Not Eating Gives Me Anxiety

Lately, I feel that the way I've lived for years—in hyperconscious, hypervigilant awareness of everything I put in my mouth—no longer serves to quell my depression and anxiety. It actually exacerbates it.
So Sad Today
7.8.16
Stuff

How My Diabetes Gave Me An Eating Disorder

For Type 1 diabetics, restricting insulin is like a magic bullet for weight loss. But the consequences can be devastating and deadly.
Helena Busiakiewicz
5.26.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Australia's Only Support Service for Eating Disorders Could Be Shutting Down

The Butterfly Foundation is worried it may lose its funding under the Turnbull Government's plan to "streamline" mental health services.
Katherine Gillespie
5.17.16
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