Why I’ll Never Post Another Before-and-After Photo Again

By Lexie Manion, Cosmopolitan.com

Lexie, 21, is recovering from an eating disorder and blogs about mental health. In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, she’s encouraging those battling with and recovering from eating disorders to boycott posting “before” photos, and she’s sharing “after” pictures of those boycotting on Instagram. Below, she explains why the practice of posting them can perpetuate problematic stereotypes about recovery.

I deleted my “then” versus “now” eating disorder recovery photos from social media recently. Why? Because I am so much more than just a comparison photo…

Continue reading my story here.



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