Guidelines for Personal Stories
Bodywhys is sometimes contacted by people who wish to share their experience of an eating disorder through the organisation’s website or social media accounts. Personal stories can play an important role in highlighting the impact of living with an eating disorder. In order to facilitate the sharing of personal stories which are safe and non-triggering Bodywhys asks that you try to:
- Avoid highlighting detailed eating disorder behaviours
- Avoid graphic descriptions of weight or methods of weight loss and control
- Avoid use of potentially distressing photographs or imagery
- Where possible, focus on feelings
If you further require clarification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all those who contributed to this page, and helped to bring it alive. If you have a poem or other piece that you would like to submit please send it to email@example.com
All poems and stories that appear have been submitted and reprinted with the permission of the authors. Copyrights are retained by the original authors and you must contact us in order to obtain permission to reprint. Note: poems can sometimes be written by people trying to make sense of a very painful time in their lives, and thus you may find the content upsetting from time to time.
DISCLAIMER: Bodywhys offers the Personal Stories Section as an outlet for personal expression. We are not responsible for the content and writing is hosted on the website unedited. Writing directly related to eating disorders will be prioritised.