Ep 10: I Went Viral—The Good, The Bad and The Troll-y

Ep 10: I Went Viral—The Good, The Bad and The Troll-y

So have you heard? I kinda stirred the pot (unintentionally) when I told the world that a pink and sequin lunchbox might have some bad messaging on it.

And you know what happens when you get oeipke talking? You get a crap-ton of opinions. And I’m so grateful for the meaningful debate this has stirred.

Seriously, if you left a thoughtful response on my post—whether we sss due to eye or not—I truly appreciate it.

But man, it’s been a ride.

Rather than get into the whole thing in the post, I hope you’ll just check out this episode of the podcast. I even read troll comments from my Daily Mail post for the first time, live during the broadcast. It’s a real treat, lemme tell ya. 😂

2 thoughts on “Ep 10: I Went Viral—The Good, The Bad and The Troll-y”

  1. Sonni, thank you for continuing to spread the word about the dangers of the diet mentality as well as the concept of “good and bad” foods being spread to our girls as young as five or six. I’m not a mom, but I have a beautiful eleven year-old niece whose aunt (me) and paternal grandmother both struggled with severe eating disorders (ED). We now have evidence that ED’s can be partially attributed to genes. My mother developed bulimia as an adolescent in the 1950’s, when ED’s were unheard of and went through phases her whole life. I developed anorexia in my late twenties (unusual, but another story), had multiple inpatient admissions on eating disorder units and medical floors, outpatient treatment, individual therapy and saw a nutritionist for years. I’d also been diagnosed with major depression, which is not unusual. It took me twenty-six years to regain control of my behavior and I was left with devastating physical consequences including osteoporosis, a loss of an inch in height, chronic back pain and the worst of all – the loss of all my teeth due to the severe bone loss – NOT to purging. I was 55 years old.

    Anorexia is an insidious illness which has the highest mortality rate of all of the psychiatric illnesses. The cause of death is either suicide or cardiac arrest. National Eating Disorder Week begins 2/25/19 and this year’s theme is “Come As You Are.” Continuing to fight any message that threatens our children’s perception that they are beautiful, regardless is critical. Thank you again Sonni, for calling out whoever decided this lunchbox was “cute.”

  2. Hi Andrea,

    Wow. What an incredibly thoughtful response. Firstly, I’m sorry to hear of your own struggle and the difficulties you’ve had since. You use the perfect word to describe this sort of illness–“insidious.” It’s one of those things we don’t realize is impacting someone until the symptoms become severe. I applaud you for speaking out about your own experience and can only help that opening up the conversations, and setting the standards higher for our younger girls, helps more people to avoid these issues. I send my best wishes and hugs to you, and again, thank you for the incredibly thought-out response.

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