Janet Ford (artist & author) talks about her 22 year battle with eating disorders. She started at 14, as her mom was dying, and soon found she was addicted to both-binge eating and purging as a coping mechanism. Janet thinks it's one of the most expensive addictions out there--at one point she was binge/purging 4-8 times per day (each purge could cost close to $100 and she spent ~3 hours in the bathroom afterwards each time). She lied, cheated and stole so she could afford the habit. BUT, there's redemption! This is a fascinating story for anyone, whether you suffer from eating disorders or not.
Janet breaks down misconceptions about bulimia. She also talks about body positive instagram accounts, fatphobia, body-shaming, diet culture, breaking down "good" and "bad" food, the concept of 'health', adults as role models for children, 12-step programs, recovery and SO much more!
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