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Here you will find articles discussing the various ways culture and media can affect both the development of an eating disorder and eating disorder recovery.

 

Links to various articles in the news and other websites and blogs representing cultural voices will be posted here along with commentary.

 

 

 

When Celebrities Share Their Eating Disorder Recovery Stories, Millions Listen

 

Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Sopranos Star, and Joanna Poppink, L.M.F.T.   psychotherapist specializing in eating disorder treatment, together in Los Angeles, August 14, 2002 celebrating the launching of the new book by Jamie-Lynn.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Sopranos Star, and Joanna Poppink, L.M.F.T. psychotherapist specializing in eating disorder treatment, together in Los Angeles, August 14, 2002 celebrating the launching of the new book by Jamie-Lynn.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, star of the popular HBO series The Sopranos, courageously and generously shares her eating disorder recovery story through the media, her book, "Wise Girl" and as spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association.

Black Swan: Beautiful Public Appearance and Ugly Secret Body Destruction (1-8)


The Black Swan artistic creative team bring the anorexic lived experience to the screen. Women with a history of bulimia and compulsive overeating identify with part of Nina’s experience, especially the confusion between fantasy and reality.  But the person with severe anorexia is described meticulously.

In the film you see what looks like the fragile and delicate vulnerability of Nina. The film catches the seemingly exquisite spiritual quality of the anorexic woman that is a facade for the dark and powerful destructive elements within her. 

Black Swan: Is Help Possible for Nina? (8-8)

 

For Nina, the obsessed ballerina of the Black Swan, to get help in establishing her healthy process of development she would have to

Black Swan: End of the Film and Beyond (7-8)

 

In the Black Swan, Nina’s distorted perceptions based on fantasies and limited vision become hallucinations she believes. Brain cells deprived of nutrition do not function normally. Nina believes perceptions which take her deeper into her hallucinations and guide her behavior.

The end of the film shows the extreme of glorified and malignant romanticism based on unrealistic definition of personal perfection.  Nina glorifies meaningless

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JoannaPoppink RT @RexChapman: Not all heroes wear capes. This is my America... https://t.co/1GXhuPTmB9
JoannaPoppink RT @kylegriffin1: BREAKING. Susan Collins: "In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a…
JoannaPoppink RT @AlexMohajer: Senator Lisa Murkowski says she will not vote to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election. “Fair is fair,” said the…
JoannaPoppink RT @kylegriffin1: Barack Obama: "Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Gar…
JoannaPoppink RT @NinaTotenberg: A Jewish teaching says those who die just before the Jewish new year are the ones God has held back until the last momen…

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