This panel is open to anyone with an interest in eating disorders.
The media has traditionally focused on the thin, young, white, able-bodied, cis-gender female as the group most often affected by eating disorders. However, eating disorders do not discriminate and affect people of all genders, ages, classes, abilities, sizes, races and ethnic backgrounds. Seeing only one type of eating disorder sufferer in the media can lead to others to feel that their experience isn’t valid or even real. Representation matters. Visibility matters. Anyone can be affected by disordered eating or an eating disorders and anyone can seek recovery. This diverse panel will explore these issues together.
Discuss why eating disorder stereotypes can be harmful
Discuss how to shatter these stereotypes and increase representation and visibility
Simple, accessible strategies to raising awareness