Shannon Kelly discusses her love of McDonald’s, Krispy Kreme, and all of the finest junk foods, and how her first trip to SoulCycle changed how she thought about her diet.
Boston College’s To Write Love on Her Arms is hosting events to promote positive body image and mental health in correspondence with National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDAwareness) Week.
“So what do you do? Who wins the war? Do you give in to the guilt, replacing pleasure with self-discipline? Do you militarize the dinner table, watching each forkful with the distrustful eye of a dictator? Or do you let freedom ring? Do you eat what you want, when you want, dietary norms be damned?”
Recovering from my eating disorder began when I threw out all of my old understandings of food and diet. After a year of treatment, I was able to think of myself as completely enough. Coming to a school at which the idea of being more is emphasized has led me to question whether it is truly good for the student body.
This week, the Women’s Center is hosting the annual Love Your Body Week, a week dedicated to combating issues of body image and self-esteem. This year has a compelling program of events that students should take the time to attend.