Share Your Story About Eating Disorders
Media outlets are looking for people who are willing to talk about their experiences of eating disorders.
'Has your daughter suffered an eating disorder? Have you helped her through it? How did you cope? Could you offer help to other parents who find themselves in a similar situation?
I'm an established and respected feature writer and am doing an article for SHE magazine, a popular women's monthly glossy, about women who have reached a crossroads in life with someone close to them. I'm looking for a mother whose daughter was diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. There will also be other ladies featured in the article - mothers, daughters - wives - who have been through a variety of experiences. It will be a positive and illuminating piece which aims to show what it is like for loved ones and what impact it has on their lives. You'd need to be aged 28-48, be living in the UK, have gone through this within the past five years and be happy to talk about your experience and be photographed with your daughter.
By telling your story, you could help raise awareness of this subject and provide valuable information for others. There would also be a fee for anyone featured, as well an opportunity to highlight any relevant causes or organisations.
If you think you could fit the bill, please contact me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks in advance. Jenny.'
BRAND NEW TABOO-BREAKING SERIES - The Secret Guide to Women’s Health (working title)
The secret guide to women’s health is a new taboo-breaking series that aims to dispel the myths surrounding health issues affecting women. We are looking for women from all over the UK to talk about their problems to raise awareness and get others talking.
If you have an eating disorder including - bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, night eating and over exercising we would like to hear your story.
Contact Lorraine, Keith or Gillian at email@example.com or 0141 241 6091.
Splash Features Agency
Splash features agency are on the look out for female case studies who would be willing to speak about their experiences of coping with an eating disorder. We write features for all of the national newspapers and magazines, as well as syndicating world wide. We're looking for women aged from 18 to 50 who have a story to tell and would be happy to be identified and photographed. You will of course receive payment. Anyone who is interested please do not hesitate to get in contact with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a ring on 0207 0788948.
South West News Service
South West News Service is looking for people who are willing to share their stories and experiences of coping with an eating disorder.
- Have you had a baby while suffering from anorexia?
- Have you found love while suffering from anorexia?
- Are you willing to speak out about your struggles with Orthorexia Nervosa?
- Are you willing to speak out about your struggles with binge eating?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then Kirsty Wood, features writer at South West News Service would very much like to hear from you. If you are willing to talk about your experiences then please email Kirsty at email@example.com
By sharing your story you can help draw attention to how dangerous eating disorders are and encourage fellow eating disorder sufferers to seek help.
South West News Service is based in Bristol and the features department is the largest and most reputable independent agency in the country. They write for the national newspapers and Sunday supplements, but the bulk of their work is for women's weekly magazines such as Woman, Closer and Bella, amongst others.
Please note: due to the picture-orientated nature of magazines, photographs will be required in order to demonstrate how serious eating disorders are.
Sky Real Lives
Sky Real Lives (Sky's new documentary channel) is currently looking for people who would be willing to speak to them for a documentary programme they are working on. The programme is about eating disorders in children - with particular focus on the impact eating disorders have on parents and the family unit.
The programme will be covering:
- why ever more young people have difficult relationships with their food and their body image
- how families can best support a child's recovery from an eating disorder
- the impact an eating disorder can have on the family unit, the challenges faced by parents, siblings, friends
- what support is available to those in a caring role
The focus of the programme is very much on recovery and how parents can best be supported in that aim. In that context, Sky Real Lives would very much like to speak to parents of children who are currently suffering from an eating disorder.
At the moment they are at the research stage and keen to hear from any parents who don't mind sharing their thoughts. They fully understand the sensitive and fragile nature of the subject and would be grateful to anyone who can get in touch to help them with their research - with no obligation to be in the programme.
If you are interested in taking part then please contact Bengu Shail, Assistant Producer at firstname.lastname@example.org