Coping With Clothes, Culture, and Fatphobia in Eating Disorder Recovery with Shira Rosenbluth | #85

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CW: Discussion of eating disorders, disordered eating behaviors, and fatphobia

Shira Rosenbluth is a well-known and oh-so-colorful figure in the eating disorder field. She is a licensed clinical social worker and the creator of a popular body-positive style blog. Shira and I chatted about some of the more challenging aspects of eating disorder recovery and she provided some practical tips that anyone who’s struggling with their relationship with food and their body may find helpful.

We discussed:

  • Our shared love for all things rainbow.
  • Who Shira is and the kind of work she’s doing in the world as a therapist and blogger.
  • The rampant fatphobia in the eating disorder field.
  • How those in ED treatment can address their body image struggles and fatphobia without harming others.
  • The normalization of food and body image issues such that people often don’t seek help when they need it.
  • How Shira’s relationship with fashion has changed as a result of her own eating disorder recovery journey.
  • Shira’s struggle with trying to recover in a world that continues to tell her that her body is wrong.
  • Different ways to let go of clothes that no longer fit.
  • The “donut a day” challenge that Shira decided to do for Hanukkah this past year.
  • Navigating cultural layers to how you relate to food.
  • Shira’s advice for continuing to put one foot in front of the other in eating disorder recovery.

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Shira is pictured in a sunny spot smiling for the camera in a pastel floral blouse with long, wavy, brunette hair.

Shira Rosenbluth, LCSW, (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker in New York City. She has a passion for helping people feel their best in their body at any size and specializes in the treatment of disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image dissatisfaction using a weight-neutral approach. She’s also the author of The Shira Rose, a popular body-positive style blog that’s been featured in Verily Magazine, The Everygirl, Glam, and You can keep up with Shira on her website, Instagram, and blog.

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