A few things I’ve been meaning to mention…
1) The magazine that’s working on reproducing the BMI project is still actively looking for more women of color and women in their 40s and 50s to submit photos. If you fall into one or both of those categories, and either the overweight or obese BMI category, and are in good health (by your own definition), they would love to hear from you. Submission info is here.
2) If you’re a blogger who has an eating disorder or is in recovery from one, Rachel wants your input on a survey.
I’m collecting anonymous data for a study on the role blogging plays in eating disorder recovery. I want to hear from any active blogger – male or female – who suffers from any eating disorder and who are in any stage of recovery. Because of the lack of eating disorder specialists and the high costs of health care, you need not have an “official” diagnosis of an eating disorder to participate, as long as you feel your relationship with food and weight is self-destructive and mentally and physically unhealthy.
This study is done in partnership with Dr. Susie Mendelsohn, a clinical psychological specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, for publication and research purposes. The survey consists of 40 questions and may take some time to complete, depending on how detailed you are in your answers. Your participation in this study would be immensely helpful in our research. Thank you in advance.
3) A date’s been set for the 2008 NOLOSE conference: September 26-28. The conference is “for fat lesbians, dykes, bi-women, transfolks and queer allies.” NOLOSE is a pretty awesome organization (among many other things, they run the famous Fat Girl Flea Market), so please do check out more information on the conference.