ICYMI: All the Best Posts From #NEDAwareness Week

Did you know that last week was National Eating Disorders Awareness Week? You may have seen the hashtag #NEDAwareness going around. That's because the National Eating Disorders Association wanted to shine a spotlight on eating disorders and put life-saving resources in the hands of those in need. This year's theme was “It's Time to Talk About It."

My favorite (dance-related) Instagram #NEDAwareness posts were courtesy of Cloud & Victory, an ethical/sustainable dancewear brand based in Singapore. (Their Instagram presence is generally amazing.) Cloud & Victory asked dancers from various companies to take a photo of what they had for breakfast that day and hashtag it #balletbreakfastclub. Their breakfasts were (unsurprisingly) widely varied and (perhaps surprisingly) pretty robust.

I thought it was a cool way to call attention to eating disorders while reinforcing positive eating habits—from dance role models, no less. “Ballet dancers face demands on their bodies, not just physically but aesthetically. That doesn't negate the fact that it's not just OK, but totally necessarily to eat and be healthy, whether we're professional dancers or not!" says Min, the founder of C&V.

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