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Joy and Adam, along with guests Maddy and Hanna, lay out a road map for a survivor advocacy coalition and talk about what they have planned for the community and how we as survivors can achieve a seat at the table where decisions are being made about our future, health, and treatment. 
Joy and Adam visit with singer songwriter Austin Lucas about coming up anti-fascist in a larger body, struggles with mental health in a changing world, and exploring sexual identity in the folk punk scene.
Joy and Adam share how recovery gave them the opportunity to find and advocate for themselves to live an authentic life. For some that means joining Facebook groups for women who don't want kids, for others it means breaking out of your small Texas town and realizing that you do not have to be the star quarterback your father wants you to be.
Adam has a lot of questions. 1. Do I need to choose a treatment model before inpatient? 2. Aren't they all just talk therapy? 3. Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?Joy.... HELP!
Joy and Adam address frequently asked questions we receive from listeners and group members. Including: What the heck happens in treatment; Oh crap, I accidentally tried on  clothes, now what; Can I even feel hunger anymore?NOTE: Apologies for episode audio. Our indefatigable engineer is currently working on sound improvements. Subscribers will be updated when changes have been completed. Thank you again for your support.
It's time we talk about Dr Mike and Noom.You may be familiar with both, or neither. Buckle up. Joy and Adam, with returning guest Kai Hibbard, take a deep dive into the influence-sphere of a troublesome YouTube doctor selling a predatory weight loss app.
Are you a Tank, Mage, or Bard. A Soldier, Medic, or Recon?Joy and Adam discuss the importance of choosing combat classes in the advocacy community and how to work as a team and support one another on our mission -- advocate for ourselves and each other. 
Joy and Adam discuss pop culture eating disorder tropes and try to workshop a better movie and casting. Adam talks about hospital protocol and menstruation and glass tables. Joy probably says some stuff about parents who contribute to their childs eating disorder -- like a good survivor advocate does. 
Joy and Adam discuss common holiday issues individuals with eating disorder are likely to encounter and advice on how to get through difficult family situations. Also, BINGO!!Keep an eye on our social media for Dysfunctional Family Bingo cards and prize giveaways.
Joy and Adam talk about men's mental health. Why men should be encouraged to talk to each other, loved ones, and family about their emotions. Off Topics include Joy's dating history and Adam's love of Iron Man 3
Joy and Adam talk with advocate and author Kai Hibbard about living with chronic pain in eating disorder recovery. Off topic stories include Kai's time on Biggest Loser and moms (because, of course). 
Adam and Joy talk about parents and their role in survivor recovery. Joy shares her experience growing up in an abusive codependent environment.
Joy and Adam speak with LGBTQ+ Advocate Krista Sturgeon about her experience as a non-binary individual seeking treatment during the 1990's into early '00s. She has extensive experience fight for treatment for herself and others, as such she's been an outspoken voice for change in the Eating Disorder treatment business.
Facebook Live Show!

Facebook Live Show!

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Joy and Adam join FB viewers to talk about books and films that have influenced their recovery. They also answer listener comments and questions about getting weighed at the doctor's office and how to best deflect nosey coworkers during lunch.
In this episode Joy and Adam talk about how difficult it can be to navigate treatment while vegan, and our societies moral attitudes of food. Adam shares his story of bicycle commuting in recovery. 
Joy talks about how advocating for the one-size-fits-all approach in ED treatment is a terrible idea and how we need to listen to survivor voices. Adam talks about kissing and touching and having sex with the lights off.
Joy and Adam talk about the importance of self-advocacy during treatment and how it shaped their lives in recovery and being able to help others. How has social media changed ED recovery and what's the deal with before and after photos?
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