When I started treatment for Binge Eating Disorder, I had to leave social media. There were too many diet culture messages everywhere I looked, and I wasn’t able to cope with them while trying to start re-wiring the damaged neuropathways in my brain from my disorder. When I re-entered the social media world, I was prepared, but STILL had to be vigilant about blocking and unfollowing people and companies who buy into, or worse - promote - diet culture’s messaging that if I don’t look a certain way, I need to “fix” myself.
I learned such excited news the other day - Facebook ACTUALLY listens to the people on its' platform!!
It's true. In this video, I talk about the changes that Facebook has made recently to its algorithm as a result of people on the platform telling them that they just don't want to see all the diet-y crap any longer.
And just like that *snaps fingers* I feel like we might actually be getting somewhere with our enormous efforts to spare people from developing eating disorders.
Have a watch to see how YOU will be affected by the changes Facebook has made!
If you struggle with an eating disorder and would like some help getting started with Creative Journaling to work through some of your challenges, consider joining me in my Creative Journaling for Recovery group on Facebook. We meet every day to journal, get creative and support one another.
More resources for anyone looking for more guidance or help with an eating disorder or disordered eating behaviors:
Project Heal (USA)