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Allyson Inez Ford, MA, LPCCAllyson Ford · Jennie Wang-Hall, PhD · Stacie Fanelli, LCSW · Jan 06, 2024 · 5 min read

Ableism is inherent in mainstream narratives of eating disorders

Are eating disorders disabilities?
How does ableism show up in narratives about eating disorders?
Removal of bodily autonomy
Binary Expectations About ‘Full Recovery’
The villain vs. the martyr
Call to action for providers
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Allyson Inez Ford, MA, LPCC
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. I grew up watching several family members struggle with mental illness including addiction, anxiety and depression. Then, in my late teens I developed an eating disorder.
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