“The author and activist tells GW students “empathy” is the best tool to offer friends who are struggling with body image.
In order to prevent giving out medical advice which is off the mark or potentially damaging to the point of terminal, standard practice for any advice columnist should be to consult an expert and disclose who they contacted. If no expert is available, they should just shut up.
My 27-year journey struggling with anorexia and bulimia started when I was 18 years old and a freshman at Penn State University. At 45, recovery finally began.
Eating Disorders destroy self and everyone else around you…..