• Words Carry Weight: Accusations of Fatphobia in Taylor Swift’s Anti Hero Video

    On Friday 21st October, American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated 10th studio album, 'Midnights'. However, the music video for the lead single, Anti-Hero, received widespread backlash for accusations of fatphobia. Impact's Christy Clark looks at the arguments and context on both sides....
  • The Controversy Behind Calorie Labelling

    From April 2022, the UK government has made it mandatory for food retailers with over 250 employees to put calorie information on their menus. They claim that this “wider strategy to tackle obesity, will help to ensure people are able to make more informed, healthier choices when it comes...
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    Tik Tok “Eat with Me” Videos: Helpful or Hurtful?

    Trigger Warning: Article mentions Eating Disorders

    Tik Tok has been a platform that many have turned to for comfort over the past year. However, the social media site has also seen its fair share of scandal and controversy during this time. One recent source of debate has been over videos...
  • Part 2: An Eating Disorder That’s Part Of Me

    I can’t stress enough how mentally draining this disorder is. Whilst many people can stroll into the kitchen and see what food is speaking to them at that moment, I would mentally plan out the night before what I’d be having so I got the ‘right’, ‘healthy’ combination....
  • Part 1: An Eating Disorder That’s Part Of Me

    WHERE TO START? Well, maybe I should explain why I’m writing this, despite the fact that the thought of others reading this terrifies me. Eating disorders are complex, completely unique to everyone who suffers from one; it’s a common belief that body image is the sole initiator of an...
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 2-8th March

    Vibeke shares some information and advice from registered health nurse and Clinical Officer at First Steps, Amy Hudson, about the misconceptions surrounding eating disorders. ...