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The Weight of Shame and How it Moves Us

The Weight of Shame and How it Moves Us

Defining Shame A possibly shameful confession: I chose to write a blog post about shame because I wanted to understand it and have an excuse to explore it fully. Like a distant lover, I know it well but don’t feel like I understand it at all. Yet when I searched for...

When Hard Feelings Sweep You Out to Sea

When Hard Feelings Sweep You Out to Sea

By Ana Lee Case I knew someone who said she had big feelings. She said they would wash over her like a wave and she’d feel like she was being swept out to sea. I could relate. I’ve had big feelings too, and I know what it’s like to be dragged away from the shore. When...

Freeze: The Forgotten Stress Response

Freeze: The Forgotten Stress Response

By Anole Halper Survivors of sexual violence sometimes blame themselves because in the moment of violence, they did something they don’t understand: rather than run away or fight back, they stayed still; they did nothing.  Image description: Image is a blue pie...

Supporting People Experiencing Hard Times

Supporting People Experiencing Hard Times

by Loree Cook-Daniels Nineteen years later, I still wince at the memories of people who failed to show up for me after my life-partner’s death: the person who said, “just tell me how I can help and I will,” then told me how * I * could get blown-up copies of pictures...

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Transgender youth are more likely than non-trans youth to have an eating disorder because of discrimination, stigma, and trauma.

Survivors are particularly at risk.

For #NEDAwareness, this is another reminder that trans youth deserve not only the best care, but a just, safe world in which to live. 💖 #ComeAsYouAre

[Image: On the diagonal, the image is divided between yellow (most of the image) and purple (the bottom right corner). On the dividing line is a photograph of a fork. Large text in the yellow, resting on the fork, says “trans youth are much more likely to have an eating disorder” and smaller text in the purple says “than non-trans youth.” The FORGE logo is in the bottom right corner.]
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Transgender youth are more likely than non-trans youth to have an eating disorder because of discrimination, stigma, and trauma. 

Survivors are particularly at risk. 

For #NEDAwareness, this is another reminder that trans youth deserve not only the best care, but a just, safe world in which to live. 💖 #ComeAsYouAre

[Image: On the diagonal, the image is divided between yellow (most of the image) and purple (the bottom right corner). On the dividing line is a photograph of a fork. Large text in the yellow, resting on the fork, says “trans youth are much more likely to have an eating disorder” and smaller text in the purple says “than non-trans youth.” The FORGE logo is in the bottom right corner.]
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