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Susan Cowden, MS

Are articles about celebrities helpful?

By January 16, 2013

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As I plan articles for the next few months and year, I am considering a series of articles featuring the many celebrities who have admitted publicly to struggling with an eating disorder and/or food and body issues.  I also want to ensure that this site is a source of helpful and positive information related to recovery and not one that is triggering to people with eating disorders.  I know that many people find memoirs and recovery stories to be incredibly helpful and supportive as you are able to feel connected to someone else who has struggled and succeeded in recovery.  However, I also do not want to glorify eating disorders in any way either.

So, I'd like your opinion - please answer my short and anonymous poll on whether or not you think articles with the bios of celebrities who have eating disorders (or who are in recovery from one) would be helpful or unhelpful.

Feel free to add additional suggestions in the comments!

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