Disordered eating and stigma story? Share it in our upcoming magazine

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:59

We want to hear from you!

HeretoHelp produces Visions magazine, and stories from it are featured throughout the website and in our print publication. Your story could help tens of thousands of people--in BC and beyond.

Our upcoming issues of Visions is focusing on Recovery: Stigma and Inclusion in relation to mental health or substance use problems. 

Eating disorders or disordered eating have a unique relationship to stigma. For most mental illnesses, stigma follows or at least coincides with symptoms, but with eating disorders, the early warning signs are often not stigmatized; in fact, they are often unconsciously rewarded and, ironically, the behaviours themselves are an effort to promote more belonging.

We'd like to hear from someone who can talk about their eating disorder or disordered eating and body image issues in relation to stigma, inclusion (belonging) and recovery. (If stigma is still a huge issue, you can publish under a fake name if you wish)

You can be any age or gender. But we are currently looking for individuals from Northern BC/Cariboo or Vancouver Island -- in other words, outside the Lower Mainland or Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada. And you should not have shared your story in Visions before.

If this sounds like you, get in touch with us today! 

Articles are less than 2 pages long and you'd have at least a month to write.  And remember you don't have to be a "writer" to write for Visions. Our professional editor will work with you to shape your story. If you can write an email and have a story to tell, you can write for us. You'd even be eligible for a $75 honorarium after publication if we ok you to write. Interested? Please don't start writing just yet. Contact us at visions@heretohelp.bc.ca first and share a couple of sentences about your perspective, and please include your community name, and a phone number as well!

Deadline to contact us expressing interest: April 21, 2017