When Your Mirror Lies – The silent shame of African women struggling with eating disorders

By AdeOla Fadumiye and it is in The Taboo Issue – No. 13 of RADIANT magazine.

Taboos these days aren’t manifested in stonings or shunning, but in more subtle, insidious patterns. Public enough for community gossip, lamentation, and shaming, but never open enough to foster meaningful dialogue toward a collective resolution. We pride ourselves in having transcended the cultural biases of our parent’s generation, yet we still passively perpetuate them in silence.

Our aim with Radiant No. 13, The Taboo Issue, is to start a conversation around cultural taboos both ancient and modern, and more important, to share stories of women bucking the trend so that others walking these paths can know they’re not alone.

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Issue Highlights:

Our fabulous cover girl, NBC’s Chicago Fire actress Annie Ilonzeh, whose discipline and grit is served up with a grace and charm that’s utterly refreshing. Her story will no doubt inspire you to take a chance on yourself.

Radiant Health magazine is published twice a year.

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