“Is Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement, or the day of Post-Traumatic Stress? For me, a “recovered” anorexic, it’s both.”
Here, if you’re going to be mentally ill, you’d better pray that you’re the ‘right’ type of mentally ill.
The fashion industry needs to know it can no longer ignore the law.
Inside one young woman’s motivation to help the deeply religious overcome their eating disorders.
Throughout college, I struggled with an eating disorder. In many ways, it first manifested itself during Yom Kippur freshman year.
From ‘Meet My Rapist’ to the ‘The Skinny,’ comedian Jessie Kahnweiler uses comedy as a way to work through difficult issues and call attention to privilege and injustice.
Are eating disorders the last taboo on TV? L.A. comedian Jessie Kahnweiler thinks so — and she’s setting out to change that with ‘The Skinny.’
The first time I admitted to myself that I had an eating disorder was after watching a film describing eating disorders and the Jewish Community called “Hungry to be Heard.”
Once again, a mass shooting tragedy has captured the nation’s attention. Once again, the question everyone wants answered is: Why? What drove Aaron Alexis to do something so awful, so incomprehensible, and seemingly so senseless? We all want to know why he did it because we want to know if there’s something we could have done to see it coming — something we can do to prevent it from happening again.
Eight days without leavened bread is no easy task for any Jew. No whole-wheat bagels with scallion cream cheese! No chewy chocolate chip cookies! No soy sauced-drenched rice! But it is especially trying for me; I am 29 years old and eight years recovered from a decade-long eating disorder. Each year, Passover’s food restrictions — a triggering behavior for any recovered bulimic or anorexic — challenges my footing.