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Who's Your Recovery Hero?

Recovery from an eating disorder doesn’t happen in a vacuum – friends, family members, treatment professionals, activists, and inspirational figures all play important roles. That’s why we’re working with Instagram, Project Heal, and Recovery Spark on the Recovery Heroes campaign to celebrate all of the people who make recovery possible.

Post a picture of video of yourself and your hero on Instagram with a caption talking about how they helped you on your journey using the #RecoveryHeroes and #NEDAwareness hashtags. Some posts will be selected to be re-posted on @Iskra, @NEDA, and @ProjectHeal during NEDAwareness Week (Feb.26 – Mar. 4).

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The Marginalized Voices Project

Despite common stereotypes, eating disorders affect people from all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexualities. Unfortunately that diversity is rarely reflected in the way eating disorders are discussed and treated.

The Marginalized Voices project confronts the prevailing myths about who struggles with eating disorders, underscoring that everyone’s experience is equally as valid and deserving of care and recovery.

Stories of Hope

Each person’s experience is uniquely impacted by their many identities, including race or ethnicity, age, ability, religion, gender, and sexuality. We invite you to read these diverse Stories of Hope to gain inspiration and insights from those who have been through the difficult journey to recovery. The many stories here remind us that full recovery is possible, and there is help and support available to those struggling with an eating disorder.

Digesting the Truth

Read Stephanie Covington Armstrong's Story

Androgynous Bodies Come In Every Shape and Every Size

Read Sam Dylan Finch's Story

I won’t go astray; Cherish the day.

Read Esteban Guijarro's Story

Triumphing Through Adversity

Read Debbi S.'s Story

In and Out of BED

Read Michelle Wilson's Story

Hope for Parents

Read Mike Polan's Story