Posts Tagged: media

60 Reasons Why We Need BFRB Awareness

January 2, 2014 6:08 pm Published by 2 Comments

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s) is the term for a group of Obsessive- Compulsive and Related Disorders that describes someone who engages in a chronic behavior causing damage to oneself repetitively, often in order to feel psychological relief. These disorders are not yet well-known to the public which causes many roadblocks for sufferers who are seeking… Read more »

Focusing on Skin, not “Skinny”

November 6, 2013 5:30 pm Published by 3 Comments

All too often we are introduced to images through our televisions, cell phones, tablets, and computers that do not correctly portray reality. Many activists challenge the images of “the ideal body” by exposing how already gorgeous models and celebrities are slimmed down to a size 0 using photo/ video editing software. On a conscience level,… Read more »

Empowerment Through Advocacy

June 26, 2013 5:45 pm Published by 3 Comments

A lot of people ask me how I had the courage to “come out” and advocate for an illness so shameful that most of the world doesn’t even know it exists. Some believe that picking your skin is a “disgusting habit” or that engaging in this behavior on a compulsive level is an indicator of… Read more »

Dr. Phil’s Slip of the Tongue

December 12, 2012 4:44 pm Published by 6 Comments

A few days ago, I sat down to watch a portion of Dr. Phil from the episode with Seth Rogan and Barbra Streisand, “Mama’s Boys”, to promote their new movie “Guilt Trip”. While this episode didn’t particularly interest me, I wanted to watch something for half an hour before heading to my chiropractic appointment. When… Read more »