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Q&A Series: Lucia’s Journey From Overachieving to Acceptance

Lucia shares how her tendency to overachieve and the stigma attached to mental health issues led to secrecy and isolation during her eating disorder journey. Being put on a diet at an early age placed our guest author on a slippery slope of struggling with self-consciousness and buried emotions. Lucia stresses the importance of reaching … Read More

Q&A Series: Carissa’s Reflective Journey to Loving Herself First

Carissa shares with us an important journey that stemmed from feeling pressure to fit into societal and cultural standards. In this article, Carissa explores how she learned to embrace herself after using food as a coping mechanism for years. Carissa’s inspiring strength is evident in how she continues healing and reflecting on her experience with … Read More

Q&A Series: Katheryn Iu’s Inspiring Journey From Battling An Eating Disorder to Becoming An Activist

Our Q&A participant, Katheryn Iu, shares how her cultural background played a role in hiding an internal struggle and her experience managing an eating disorder while being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Katheryn is also the face behind the nonprofit F*ck Eating Disorders, also known as F*CK(ED), a platform dedicated to showcasing the rise in disordered eating content online … Read More

Familiar Friends: A Journey With Anorexia and Bulimia

**Trigger Warning: This post contains lived experience descriptions about eating disorders that some may find triggering**  Disordered eating is something I am very familiar with. My friends Anorexia and Bulimia have been with me since I was a preteen. Recently, an expert on the radio spoke about how the reckoning of COVID-19 had created a … Read More

Flipping the Script: Balancing Perfection with Self-Compassion

Many of us are aware that we’re our own worst critic when it comes to how we view ourselves. We’re constantly looking at ourselves through a critical lens with the belief that it determines our value and worth as a person, and that can be exhausting! The constant high expectations, pressure, and harsh criticism can … Read More

Job Opportunity – Join the Jessie’s Legacy Team !

We are expanding our team! Are you passionate about mental health and eating disorders prevention? We are looking for a project coordinator to help support our growing initiatives: Project Coordinator with Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness program (4 days/28 hours per week) Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness program provides education, resources, and … Read More

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