Content Warning: The articles in this special issue contain descriptions of eating disorders that might be upsetting to some readers.
This year’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is titled “Come as You Are,” and The Temple News’ Intersection and REFINE created a collaborative issue to do just that. Together, we’re highlighting the real struggles with eating disorders, and the real joys of recovery.
Throughout the week, we’ll share personal stories, report on eating disorders in Division I athletics and discuss how eating disorders can manifest in people of any gender. We’ll also report on success — how weight training can aid recovery and how a cycling instructor changed her teaching style based on her own recovery journey.
We hope that this collaboration informs you about the reality of living with an eating disorder in college and fosters healthy conversations about how to recover from these diseases.
Claire Wolters, Intersection Editor of The Temple News
Sarah Madaus, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of REFINE Magazine
A student argues that people should unfollow social media accounts that reinforce negative body images.
Professionals and people in recovery discuss how eating disorders affect all genders.
Eating disorders are common in high school and college athletes.
The Intersection Editor writes about forming a lasting friendship in a residential facility.
Students discuss how their eating disorder impacted their families.
A student writes about her recovery from an eating disorder.
A student writes about her experience with an eating disorder.
A junior journalism major writes about developing an eating disorder in middle school, shortly after she learned about anorexia.
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