The Morning Show interview Lydia about body image issues

Paris Hilton has recently come under fire for having gained weight, with many tabloid articles criticizing her for being too fat. Kim Wilson, editor of New Idea, and co-director Lydia Jade Turner were interviewed about this issue today on Channel Seven’s The Morning Show. Lydia highlights the problem of public scrutiny and shaming celebrities for … Continued

ABC Radio interview Lydia about obesity research

Fiona Wyllie from ABC Radio interviews co-director Lydia Jade Turner about conflicts of interest in obesity research, and the problem of taking a weight-based approach to health. Particularly moving is a message Fiona reads out from one of the listeners in response to this interview at 15:40 mins in, about their own experiences of discrimination based … Continued

A weight off your mind

This article was first published on ABCs Unleashed on 25th January 2011. This week marks the start of ‘Healthy Weight Week,’ brought to you by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). With the DAA claiming that 61 per cent of Australian adults and 25 per cent of Australian children are either overweight or obese, many people … Continued

Kylie Minogue's music clip sparks controversy – Channel 7 and Melbourne Talk Radio interview Lydia

Recently, co-director Lydia Jade Turner was interviewed on Channel 7’s The Morning Show and subsequently Melbourne Talk Radio, discussing Kylie Minogue’s music video All the Lovers. The impact of the increasing pornification of culture on youth thanks to big business is highlighted. and Listen to Melbourne Talk Radio – Matt Thompson interviews Lydia

Putting the Merry into Christmas – Body+Soul interview Sarah

Recently, co-director Sarah McMahon was interviewed by The Daily Telegraph’s Body+Soul, about how to manage stressors that often accompany the Christmas season. Read her interview below- THE festive season is a time of fun, but for many it can also be stressful. Here’s how to make this year’s your best ever.

Breaking babies' bones: Radio 4CRB 89.3FM interviews Lydia about the growing 'obesity crisis'

Recently there have been a spate of headlines fueling hysteria towards the obesity epidemic: “Doctors forced to break babies bones to deliver them safely” cries one, while just last week another headline screamed “Even one extra kilo raises death risk!“ We’re also seeing increasing problems with conflicts of interest in obesity research, leading to harmful … Continued

Christmas is fun … isn't it?

Christmas can be TOUGH when you have an eating disorder…Firstly, summer in Australia means sun, surf and swimmers. So suddenly skin is exposed, which can be disconcerting when you are plagued with body shame. Furthermore, if changes in body size have occurred, this increased visibility attracts attention. This is usually unhelpful because it often results … Continued

Eek! I think someone at my gym has an eating disorder!

At BodyMatters we have recently had an influx of enquiries from people who frequent gyms and have noticed other members exhibit behaviour that appears to be suspiciously ‘eating disordered’. It can be a horrible feeling being either a staff member at a gym, or a gym member, witnessing someone’s weight drop to dangerous levels in … Continued

Would a diagnosis by any other name taste as sour?

In Australia, eating disorders are diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and feature a cluster of behaviours including a: * preoccupation with food or weight; * persistent concern with body image; * “thinness at all costs” mentality that justifies unhealthy eating/diet practices such as severely restricting food or compensating for calories ingested; * … Continued

Anorexia Kills Girls: don't say you love it

[Trigger warning for sufferers of eating disorders] Today’s post is written by BodyMatters’ friend and colleague Melinda Tankard Reist.  Melinda is the author of ‘Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls’ and social commentator.  Her post is written in  response to artist Alexsandro Palombos’ recent line of t-shirts stating ‘I heart anorexia’.  The disease destroys the lives of too … Continued