Monday, May 2, 2011

HOPE for Recovery! Take THAT, NY Times!

Kat over at Recovering Inspirings asked me to do a guest post in response to last week's NY Times article, which had a distinctly negative slant on eating disorder recovery. Some amazing people were interviewed for the NY Times article, and yet after reading I was emotional and angry, and so were MANY others. Recovery is real! Here's what I have to say in a nutshell and you can find it over at the collaborative blog - Hope, Truth, and Possibility {{Guest Post}}

Please check it out, take heart, and have hope!


Kat said...

Thanks again doll!

You are 100% right recovery is possible and that hope should not be lost.

five of the eight (now that I can truly say I know Harriet Brown's opinion) people quoted didn't like the end product... It makes me sad that hope was possibly killed for a lot of people just to make the article more jazzy. It's irresponsible.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you did a post on that article! It was horribly biased!

Anonymous said...

I just read your post over at Kat's blog, and it was absolutely amazing :) I know I have said this before, but you are such a positive influence on my life, and I thank you so much for that! Simply having the people I trust tell me that recovery IS possible is so encouraging, and makes me want to push forward even more :)



Jess said...

Thank you so much for that post, Arielle- it brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for being such an inspiration and beacon of hope for those of us who are in recovery.

It makes me angry too when people say full recovery isn't possible! Most people in my Psychology class had that perspective, but I (respectfully) told them that that isn't true and gave examples of recovered individuals.

Thanks again, Arielle!