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Progress and Process: The Complexity of Eating Disorder Recovery

Thursday, July 2
4:00 p.m. ET


With Aimee Liu and Andrea LaMarre

Aimee Liu is an author and teacher whose book, Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders, drew on her own experience as well as interviews with more than forty others with histories of eating disorders. Her most recent work is Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives: Guidance and Reflections on Recovery from Eating Disorders. This multi-voiced chronicle of the true experience of recovery is comprised of edited letters from women and men in various stages of recovery from eating disorders, from the first turning point toward treatment, through the restoration of physical health, to their ultimate reclamation of vibrant, diverse, and genuinely fulfilling lives. Back in 1979, Liu wrote America’s first memoir of anorexia nervosa, Solitaire. She is also a novelist. Her fiction includes Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face. These books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Aimee Liu is a member of the faculty in Goddard College’s MFA program in creative writing at Port Townsend, WA. She has served on the advisory boards of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Philadelphia-based organization A Chance to Heal. She lives in Los Angeles.

Andrea LaMarre is a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar (CIHR) and PhD student in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. She received her BA Honours in Sociology in 2012 and her MSc. in Family Relations and Human Development in 2014. During her Masters program Andrea held an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2012-2013) and an Ontario Women’s Health Scholar’s Award (2013-2014). Her MSc. thesis focused on the experiences of young women in eating disorder recovery using narrative and arts-based methods to explore the ways in which standards for recovery may intersect with dominant discourses for health and wellness in potentially problematic ways. Andrea is a student member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Association of Canada, as well as the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Eating Disorders Coalition. She co-founded and facilitates the Wellington-Guelph Eating Disorder Researcher and Therapist discussion group. She is also a blogger, with over 40 posts published on the Science of Eating Disorders blog.

It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!

1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*

2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)

3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.

Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).

*Don't have Twitter account yet? You can create one here. #AEDchat

Save the date for these upcoming chats:

Thursday, July 16, 4:00 p.m. EST
Progress and Process: The Complexity of Eating Disorder Recovery
With Aimee Liu and Andrea Lamarre


Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.

What exactly is a "Twitter Chat?"

A Twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a hashtag (in our case, #AEDchat) to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. These Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day and time to enable participants to join the conversation in real time.


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