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Tuesday 18 August 2015
Feminism Health Opinion

a new voice: raising awareness of eating disorders

Eden Faithfull
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Trigger Warning: Discussion of eating disorders While commuters who are usually having a laugh or two listening to Breakfast With Matt & Alex were driving to work, Triple J decided to air a different sort of content recently. Tears of laughter turned into tears of admiration and joy across Australia. This is because on August…
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Saturday 29 March 2014
Featured Health Opinion

anorexia: a child’s disease?

Shannon O'Keefe
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“Body image” is arguably the biggest issue affecting today’s society. Anorexia, bulimia and obesity are all eating disorders and eating disorders do not discriminate. It doesn’t care if you are female or male, thin or fat and, most importantly, what age you are , which is what a young girl in the UK found out….
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Friday 14 March 2014

in brief: girl barred from school for eating disorder

Sarah Iuliano
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A 16-year-old British girl has been banned from her high school amid fears hear eating disorder could inspire copycat behaviour from peers. Lottie Twiselton spent one year in a clinic after almost succumbing to anorexia nervosa, before being cleared to start studying again. But she was barred from re-enrolling at the school she’d attended since…
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Sunday 11 December 2011
Culture Featured

15 minutes of femme: karen carpenter

Madison Deckert
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Music has always been a big part of my life. When I was growing up there were always certain albums on repeat in my household. Having a proud Irish mother, these albums included The Corrs, anything by Van Morrison, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance soundtrack (no, I’m unfortunately not joking) and a compilation CD…
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Wednesday 5 October 2011
Featured Opinion

don’t call me crazy: why I stopped eating

Kaylia Payne
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I have a confession: I used to have an eating disorder. One that consumed me from the ages fourteen until eighteen. Anorexia Nervosa, to be specific. But I spent so long having to talk about it in the out-patient program, then to my friends and family afterwards, that I soon tired of mentioning it, and…
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Wednesday 27 October 2010
Culture Fashion Opinion

lights, camera, anorexia

Emma Schenk

Fame, admiration, lust, constant smiles and a different designer dress every day. I must admit, the life of a fashion model sounds pretty good when put like this. But when you throw in the thermogenics, diuretics, appetite suppressants, amphetamines, and a few ‘grey market’ bodybuilding supplements, it’s starting to sound a little scary. Let’s put…
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