The Archive of Resistance: Anti-Anorexia/Anti-Bulimia

The Archive of Resistance
The Archive of Resistance

Welcome to the Archive of Resistance: Anti-Anorexia/Anti-Bulimia

A lifesaving archive of personal stories, essays, poetry, art, scholarship, and conversations about the body, anorexia, bulimia, perfectionism, and identity.

Please feel welcome to read, explore, share, contribute, and join us in the fight against negative body image.


By Marie, aged 14. 2009

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Introductory Essay: Fighting WordsDavid Epston with Rick MaiselIntroductory Essay2000
The History of the Archives of Resistance - Anti Anorexia/Anti-BulimiaDavid Epston with Rick MaiselIntroductory Essay2000
Letter of Apology to JennyDavid EpstonLetter from a therapist2000
Conversation with Jenny and RonDavid EpstonBreaking the Spell2000
Separating the Person From the ProblemDavid EpstonIntroductory Essay2000
Consultation- GeraldMary [age 17]Insider Consultation2000
What is Anti-Anorexia?Eva Wisdom [age 43]Breaking the Spell2000
Moral Dueling: Anorexia vs. Anti-anorexiaMandy [22], and David EpstonIntroductory Essay2000
Eight Letters in an Anti-Anorexic JourneyAnna, [13/14], Sara, Ann EpstonLetters from a therapist2000
Letter to the Editor: Transcultural Psychiatric Research ReviewHelen GremillionPsychiatry as Social Ordering2000
Co-research: The Making of an Alternative KnowledgeDavid Epston and RonnyCo-research2001
Saving a LifeBy Anorexia, a friend to Kristen Webber, with David EpstonAnorexia Speaks2001
Anti-Anorexic/Anti-Bulimic Co-Research in Action: Upping the anti- and Planned RetreatsLorraine Grieves, David Epston, Eva, Rhona, and RebeccaCo-research correspondence2001
Relationships: Pro or Anti-anorexic?David Epston and RebeccaLetters from a therapist2001
Anti-Anorexic Poem and ArtJohannaArt2001
Anorexia/Anti-anorexia and RelationshipsDavid EpstonEssay2001
Rebecca [23] and David Epston in ConversationDavid Epston, and Rebecca [23]Conversation2001
Anorexia and Sexual Abuse: An Interview Between Helen [22] and David EpstonDavid Epston and HelenTranscript2001
Seven Letters In Another Anti-Anorexic JournalAnn EpstonLetters from a therapist2001
Can Anorexia Swallow Up Your Anti-Anorexia?David EpstonLetters from a therapist2001
Living an Anti-Anorexic LifestyleJaneInsider Essay2001
Speaking Anti-AnorexicallyKathy [30]Insider Essay2001
Perfection and Anti-Perfection, Deception, and Counter-DeceptionDavid Epston and JerryLetters from a therapist2001
Anti-Anorexia/Anti-Bulimia EssayRebecca [24]Insider Essay2001
Letters to Emma [14], Sandra, Brian, and AnneAnneLetters from a therapist2001
My Anti-Anorexia So FarHelen [22]Essay2001
Letter from Dory [23], to MarianneDoryInsider Consultation2001
Telling Your Mind From Anorexia’s “Mind” and the Kind of Life/Death it Requires of YouLucy and David EpstonTranscript2001
Letter to Dory [22]David EpstonTranscript2001
Co-Reseraching Anit- and Pro- Bulimic Practices in Therapy (c. 1989)Linda and David EpstonTranscript2001
New Metaphors from South AfricaJohnana [33] and Jo VijoenLetters from a therapist2001
Portrait of a ManipulatorRhonda [17]Essay2001
A Portrait of BetrayalCaroline [20]Essay2001
Virtual Group ExperienceJohanna and SamanthaGroup Discussion2001
Meeting with Diana [15] and her mother Ann (1996)Diana, Ann and David EpstonTranscript2001
Anorexia I Hate You: A PoemChloe [15]Poetry2001
Consultation LetterLorraine GrievesConsultation Letter2001
Questioning SpiritSandy [37]Poetry2001
SpellboundDavid EpstonEssay2001
An Interview with AnorexiaDavid EpstonTranscript2001
Interview with LarrisaLarrisa [19] and David EpstonTranscript2001
Considerations for Instituting an Anti-Anorexic/Anti-Bulimic “Therapy” PracticeDavid EpstonQuestions for Therapists2001
The Claws of Anorexia Have Lost their Grip on Me ForeverMichelle [14]Letters and Poems2002
Listen to our Stories: Young Women with Anorexia Nervosa Speak Out About Hospital ExperiencesJacqueline SegalDissertation2003
Power Discourses and Afrikaans Women: Living with Fire Jo Viljoen and Grace [35]Chapter from Dissertation2004
The Bullshit of BulimiaDavid Epston, Jo Viljoen, and Annamie [17]Art2004
Anorexia, A PoemNicholle [13]Poetry2005
Exposing PerfectionismDavid Epston, Victoria, Lona, and ChloeA Conversation2005
Hotel AnorexiaLaura, Stephanie, Mel, Julie, Joanne, and WendyPoetry2005
Guilty of Everything: Letters From A Therapist to BrianDavid Epston, and BrianNarrative Therapy in Practice2001
Apology From Anorexia To MyselfDavid [12]Insider Letter2006
Apology From Anorexia Part 2David [12]Insider Letter2006
Apology From Anorexia To Myself Part 3David [12]Insider Letter2006
Interview Between Frances [17], and Kay IngamellsFrances [17] and Kay IngamellsInterview2006
AnorexiaRaisa [16]Poetry2006
“Hopeless Case”Kylie [19]Conversation2007
Anti-Anorexic CredoIlana [36]Credo2007
Countering That Which is Called AnorexiaAndrew Lock, David Epston, Richard MaiselPaper2008
Resisting Anorexia/Bulimia: Foucaldian Perspectives in Narrative TherapyAndrew Lock, David Epston, and Richard MaiselPaper2008
Anti-Anorexic Poetry and ArtMarie [14]Art and Poetry2009
Anti-Anorexia/Anti-Bulimia: Bearing WitnessDavid EpstonBook Chapter2009
My Story of Struggling with AnorexiaAshleigh [16], and Ashley's MotherInsider essay and letters2011
The Impact of Food GuiltLisa [35]Insider Essay2011
Dear AnorexiaKatie [17]Insider Letter2012
The Thick and Thin of ItSarah [34]Insider Essay2012
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Anti-Anorexic ParentingRichard, Ann, and David EpstonParenting2000
An Anti-Anorexic ChristmasDavid Epston and MandyParenting2000
Helen - Turning Point (1991)David Epston and Helen [22]Transcript2001
The Corner: Clients who inspired youDavid Epston and Julie KingInsider Essay2011
Cracks - unsuffering myself and my daughter: a conversation with antianorexia/ bulimiaDavid Epston and Julie KingInsider Essay2013
Anti-Anorexia/Bulimia: A Polemics Of Life And DeathDavid Epston and Rick MaiselBook Chapter2013
Biting the Hand that Starves You - Chapter 5, A Conversation with BridgetRichard Maisel, David Epston, Ali BordenPreviously Unpublished Book Chapter2004