RBI focuses on using expressive writing, design-oriented work, photography, media, research, and community input to fuel fat positive, body acceptance, discussion, and outreach. Our goal is to redefine the way we view and think about body image, size, fat, discrimination, health, fitness, wellness, mental/chronic illness, stigma, and other related topics.
We are constantly redefining our own perspectives, and therefore tend to write a lot about our personal experiences. Many followers and contributors are living with anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and a variety of other body image disorders or mental illnesses, so please be respectful and remember that health applies differently to everyone. Any and all potentially triggering content will be prefaced with a trigger warning.
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Well dear, I am not a health professional, but I do know that teenagers eat a fuck-ton of food (as growing young humans often do). I was a very active 16 year old and also recall feeling like I couldn’t eat enough, even during times of inactivity between swim and softball seasons. I think it’s most likely you’ve just got a large, teenage appetite - but you know better than anyone else when something is wrong with your body. If something is up and you honestly feel out of control, or your eating habits are becoming detrimental to yourself or those around you, please do seek help.