AED Twitter Chats - Join the Conversation!!
If you’re not a Twitter-user or you can’t join a “live” chat, you can still take in all the information—at your own pace—by visiting our past Twitter chats section.
“Eating Disorders in the Trans Community”
Sunday, March 22, 2015
7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 PM PT
With Dagan VanDemark and Jaden Fields
Dagan VanDemark is the Founder of the organization T-FFED: Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders, based in Los Angeles but quickly gaining national reach. Dagan, a genderqueer trans boi, battled bulimia/EDNOS for fifteen years. They have a B.A. in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, a deep love for building community interdependence and grassroots power, and three neurotic dogs. They are staunchly committed to an active, dynamic and nuanced practice of intersectional/transnational feminism, body and sex positivity, prison abolition, anti-capitalism & anti-racism. T-FFED works to make visible, interrupt and undermine the disproportionately high incidence of eating disorders in trans and gender-diverse communities through radical community healing and recovery institution reform.
Jaden Fields is a transgender activist and poet. He graduated from USC with a Master's in Psychology with a focus on PTSD in survivors of sexual trauma. He currently works as a teaching assistant for third grade at Endeavor College Prep. He got involved with TFFED because of the focus on providing support to trans* folx struggling with disordered eating and helping ED professionals have a more intersectional approach to treatment, so that their services are more accessible.
It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!
1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*
2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: http://twubs.com/AEDchat. ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)
3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.
Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).
*Don't have Twitter account yet? You can create one here. #AEDchat
Save the date for these upcoming chats:
Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 pm ET
Eating Disorders in the Trans Community
With Dagan VanDemark & Jade Fields
Friday, April 10th at 12 noon EST
Pregnancy and Eating Disorders
With Maggie Baumann
June 2015, date TBD
Eating Disorders & the Orthodox Jewish Community
With Judy Krasna et al.
Thursday, July 16, 4:00 p.m. EST
Progress and Process: The Complexity of Eating Disorder Recovery
With Aimee Liu and Andrea Lamarre
Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.
- Too Much or Too Little: The Exercise Dilemma for Public Health and Eating Disorder Clinicians (February 26, 2015)
- Eating Disorder Recovery in a Toxic World (January 13, 2015)
- Engaging Male Loved Ones in Treatment (November 14, 2014)
- Consequences of the Failure to Recognize Anorexia Nervosa in Higher-Weight People (October 3, 2014)
- Let's Talk About Weight Stigma: A Twitter Convo (September 24, 2014)
- A tweet chat in support of the MOM March (September 18, 2014)
- Refeeding in the hospital: How fast? How slow? (September 11, 2014)
- Night Eating Syndrome (August 1, 2014)
- A Year Without Mirrors: Reflecting on Appearance, Beauty, and Body Image (July 1, 2014)
- The Voice of ED: Externalizing the Eating Disorder (May 22, 2014)
- Diabetes and Eating Disorders (June 3, 2014)
- Understanding Insurance Advocacy for Eating Disorder Treatment (April 17, 2014)
- How Mobile Apps are Changing the Face of Eating Disorder Recovery (Jan. 15, 2014)
- Making Eating Disorders Genetics Approachable & Meaningful: What are ANGI, AN25K and Charlotte's Helix? (Dec.16, 2013)
- Fatness: A Health Crisis? (Dec. 13, 2013)
- Muscle Dysmorphia and Muscularity-Oriented Disordered Eating (Nov. 14, 2013)
- Food Rules - Eating Disorder Risk or Benefit for Health? (Sept. 17, 2013)
- Dr. Jenny Thomas and Jenni Schaefer on their recently released book: Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem? (June 18, 2013)
- Midlife Eating Disorders (April 18, 2013)
- Men Get Eating Disorders Too (March 14, 2013)
- Eating Disorder Memoirs: Helpful or Harmful? (March 13, 2013)
- How Advocates are Reaching Eating Disorder Sufferers (Feb. 25, 2014)
- Connecting Bodies with Hearts: Teaching Kids to Care, Not Compare (Feb. 14, 2014)
What exactly is a "Twitter Chat?"
A Twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a hashtag (in our case, #AEDchat) to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. These Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day and time to enable participants to join the conversation in real time.
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