Tuesday, February 23, 2010

awareness






Seeing as how it's NEDA awareness week, I've been thinking a whole heck of a lot about how I can raise understanding in my community about eating disorders.  It plagues so many young minds, like my own.  Then I thought about my school.  Eating disorder awareness? nothing of the sort.  it might as well be a foreign problem.  My solution?  I am going to do something about it. 

So being the little ambitious go getter that I am, I immediately emailed my guidance counselor about starting something.  The question is...what?  Well I have a few ideas swimming in my noggin, but first I want to know WWBD (what would bloggies do).  So please, please without any hesitation give me your thoughts on what YOU want people to know about the disease or what you think is a good way to bring awareness into my school (i.e. body image group, fundraising, etc..)

Now onto spilling even more of my gratitude that I have for each and every one of you.  Your support is outrageously, ridiculously wonderful. You all are amazing.  end of story.

Actually, not quite the end...first I have to send you my love and goodnight wishes :)
Have a great evening!
xoxo

oh yeah, and this too...

14 comments:

  1. We are always here for you, Miss Emily!! I love this look today, too! So vibrant and cute!

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  2. Ahhh girl! You are amazing! Knowing NOVa schools, I would say anything that you suggest, they will try to help you. I would suggest a support group, maybe even a one time thing were girls can get together and talk about their issues and how things may be shifted in and out of school to make them feel more comfortable with themselves. Just an idea, but you are awesome for going through with this! Good luck and keep it up!!

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  3. You always have my unconditional support Emily. What project can you start in school? Well, you can do talks about your experience then what you're doing to battle the disorder. Make a video presentation maybe, we want to spread awareness and cure for the disorder. xoxo

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  4. I think this is a great idea to do something for ur school! I wish I had some advice on what to do. Maybe some type of support group or sometype of fundraiser. No matter what u do I think u will make a great impact at ur school! Good luck!!!

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  5. You are always brimming with fabulous ideas, Emily. I think that, in the beginning, as far as my experience was, I was very quiet about my disorder, and uncomfortable discussing it in large groups. Perhaps you could have your school organize a certain time period like Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm people can come and talk to a counselor or school nurse about their problem? Or maybe even ask your school to invite a nurse or doctor who works with eating disorder patients to come and give a presentation to the ENTIRE school - male and female - about eating disorders. :)

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  6. Fearless.
    Thats how I think of you. No matter what you want to achieve in life I believe you can do it. You have such a positive outlook and uplifting words of wisdom. Along your journey to heal, I think you are helping others heal too. Whether it be from the same problem or their own deamons.

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  7. I'm sorry, I don't have any ideas for you, I hope you think of something! But I love your belt and skirt! Where did you get them?
    <3 Dana
    www.dailydoseofdana.tumblr.com

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  8. so proud of you for being proactive! can't wait to hear how it goes

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  9. awesome idea! and adorable outfit.
    i was considering giving a speech at my school but i have killer stage fright. if you don't though, that could be a great way to spread awareness!
    love ya

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  10. That's awesome that you're trying to raise awareness in your school!
    As always, love the outfit! I have some white tights and never knew quite how to rock them but they look so great in that combination!
    The quote in that last picture made me smile (: -Kylee

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  12. What a great idea! My mom told me this was neda week and I also thought about how at school there is neverrr anything about that. Yet we have assemblies on drugs and alcohol every other day.

    Supa caaute pictures:)

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  13. I commend you for trying to help bring awareness to this subject. This is my first time coming to your blog...So Sweet! Good luck!

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  14. That's so admirable of you to go and try to help bring more awareness to EDs. I think one of the main things that I would want people to know is that it can happen to ANYONE and usually you don't realize what's happening to you until it's too late.

    (I love that last picture.. <3)

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