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February 28, 2014

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Alyson

You are the only one I know who can take in a whole slew of information from all over the place, boil it down, and give out the facts in the clearest way possible. Your thoughts are brilliantly un-biased, and correct and I wish the whole world would have access to this post. Thank you for using your gifts so eloquently! (only one !, but I'd use more if it weren't here!)

Alec

Well summarized wrap up of NEDAW. The body image and mom-blaming focus of most of the awareness information was very disappointing. I found the #EDAfail and #EDAstar lists helpful to guide my reading. Next year I will be prepared to tweet with you!

suburbancorrespondent

I SO agree with you on #2. It's just that people want to believe that they can protect their kids from something like this, that they have control, when they really don't.

Laura Collins

Thank you so much for this. As frustrated as I get with the very issues you describe (so well!), the most frustrating part is feeling so alone in it. So few people speak up that I often feel like a lone banshee.

Or a bad smell at a pleasant party.

But I guess this is how paradigms shift. So nice to be on the same wavelength with YOU, lady!

Green Girl in Wisconsin

You know, I've never thought about the ED issues quite this way until you explained it to me. A little education does a world of good. And the parallel between treating the disease without asking WHY one has it--wow. Powerful. You are right--we don't ask "Why does this kid have cancer/leukemia/strep throat/MS/CP/epilepsy?" We just treat.

momtaxijulie

I love how passionate you are and that St. Jude's reference was great!

Jen

I think a better plan for next year would be for you to have your book published that will shine a light on some of these misconceptions. Or, rather than commenting on other people's misguided articles, write your own and spread the truth. SB is a good writer. She should write some with you - wait, wasn't that the plan?

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