By: Katie Kindelan
Cultural stereotypes around eating disorders can cause significant harm for those who are in larger bodies and are struggling with the disease. This is particularly dangerous considering the surge in eating disorder diagnoses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Renfrew alumni Aja P. and Susie S. share how stigma has affected their recovery journeys, speaking out now at this time when many more people are struggling with eating disorders.
The Renfrew Center’s Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, Director of Clinical Outreach and Education, also shares why it is vital people who are struggling should be looked at through the lens of their symptoms, and not their body size.