Here’s the list of articles I’ve either written or been featured in since I began blogging in 2008. I would love to do more freelancing or even speak as an advocate re: my DE journey/recovery/overcoming DE/body image issues related to pregnancy, post-pregnancy, and motherhood — so I’m always on the hunt for opportunities.

Any takers? Hit me up via email (Lissa10279 @ gmail dot com) or on Twitter @Lissa10279.

February 13, 2017: What I Would Tell Myself Before I Became a Mom. Published at Keller.com

January 20, 2017: The Apologies We Never Heard From Donald Trump. Published at Keller.com

January 11, 2017: My Anxieties Can’t Become My Daughter’s. Published at Kveller.com

January 4, 2017: How American Girl Dolls Are Rocking Inclusion Lately. Published at Kveller.com

December 30, 2016: ‘Me Time’ Makes Me a Better Mom. Published at Kveller.com

December 29, 2016: My Family Celebrated Hanukkah With Our Non-Jewish Friends. This is What Happened. Published at Kveller.com

November 18, 2016: How I Finally Found a Jewish Community in Our Small Midwestern Town. Published at Kveller.com

November 11, 2016: The Anti-Semitism That’s Rusen Since Trump Was Elected Is Real. And Scary. Published at Kveller.com

August 19, 2016: As My Daughter Starts Kindergarten, My Own Mom’s Advice Rings True . Published at Kveller.com

August 18, 2016: How Aly Raisman Helped My Daughter Get What Being Jewish Means Published at Kveller.com

June 28, 2016: Summer Is Just Not the Same When Both Parents Work. Published at Kveller.com

June 19, 2016: I Was the Only Jewish Kid on the Block & Worry My Kid Will Be, Too. Published at Kveller.com

May 19, 2016: This French Law Will Make You Think Twice About What You Post About Your Kids Online. Published at Kveller.com

March 25, 2016: Five Things Not to Say in the Presence of a Pregnant Woman. Published at Kveller.com

March 15, 2016: Why This Election Feels More Personal Than Ever. Published at Kveller.com.

March 9, 2016:This is the One Tradition We Have That Keeps My Long Distance Family Together. Published at Kveller.

February 24, 2016: What It’s Like for Women With Eating Disorders to Be Pregnant. Published on WomensHealth.com

February 23, 2016: As a Mom in Kalamazoo, This Was My Biggest Fear. Published at Kveller.com

February 19, 2016: 8 Reasons to Play Hooky and Go on a Day Date. Published at Kveller.com

September 2012: Eating Disorders During Pregnancy. FitPregnancy, I was featured online and in the print issue.

May 18, 2012: Improve Your Eating Habits by Spending a Day with a Toddler. Published at Babble.com

April 12, 2012: So Close, But So Far. This was my first real published piece on a major blogging platform, which examines the pros and cons of my daughter’s daycare webcam. It was initially only  on Babble.com but the Huffington Post picked it up, as well.

March 22, 2011: Pregorexia: When Pregnancy and Eating Disorders Mix, featured on ABCNews.com. I was interviewed for this piece over the course of six months. I was fully recovered more than a year before becoming pregnant so the headline doesn’t really work for me, but on the whole, I was really proud of how the piece turned out.

February 2010: Confessions of a Cardioholic. Quoted in Fitness Magazine.

June 25, 2009: Beautiful Without Consequence. I was interviewed about my recovery journey on Egg Beaten Angel’s recovery blog. I hope my thoughts can help others too!

April 26, 2009: College Lifestyles. My guest blog, “Keeping Disordered Eating at Bay on Summer Break,” offers tips to college students struggling with disordered eating issues. The tips are applicable well beyond summer break.

January 30, 3009: DietsinReview.com is a portal of information about healthy living. I was featured as a guest blogger where I talked about the pros and cons of keeping a food journal.

January 8, 2009: Run4Change, a blog devoted to healthy living, running and weight loss, featured me as a guest blogger where I tackle Bob Greene’s notion: Weight isn’t the problem; it’s a symptom of something else.

October 2, 2008: Glamour.com. Vitamin G, Glamour’s health and fitness blog, addresses my midnight eating issues and asks others for their stories.

September 25, 2008: Glamour.com. Glamour’s Health and Fitness blogger linked to my “chewing spitting” post in her blog entry.

July 22, 2008: Back in Skinny Jeans This guest blog explains how/why I “came out” about my condition via blog.

July 10, 2008: Elastic Waist This guest blog details how dieting and losing weight led to my disordered eating behaviors.

31 thoughts on “Press

  1. Hi Melissa! This is Hallie, Dana’s friend… I just wanted to tell you that I’m really enjoying reading your blog. You are an amazing writer and I relate to so many of your feelings, thoughts, emotions, etc. Like you, I don’t feel like I have a “full blown” eating disorder, but what I do know is that my thoughts are often consumed about food (what I’m eating, what I’m not, what I want to eat!!) and my body image to the point that I feel like it has intruded on my life and sense of well-being. I have now started weight watchers (I’ve lost 7lbs so far!!) and I feel like a whole new world has been opened to me – the point system is great but more than that it has really helped me with my eating disordered thinking and I have gained an immense amount of comfort and strength in knowing that other people are out there too struggling with the same kinds of things I am. So, I just wanted to say thank you and to keep writing!! Hope to see you soon!!

  2. Hi Hallie!! I’m so glad you are on here!! Dana told me she’d told you about my blog. Congrats on those 7 lbs!! That is AWESOME!!! Way to go!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Hope to see you soon, and keep in touch! I told Dana once my inlaws leave (they are here for 5 weeks, though we have 2 to go) I’d LOVE to get back to Chi-town and do that Girls Night she and I had talked about!! I adore you girls!! 🙂

    XOXO, Melissa

  3. Hi Melissa, I couldn’t find another way to get in touch with you, so I thought I’d just leave a comment. I love your mission and relate to your struggles. I created a web site to help women as well, and would love to feature you as a guest writer. Email me if you’re interested. (you can just click on my name in the comment, and it should take you to my site so you can have a look around.) Thanks!

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  4. I just came across this blog and I love it! As a recovering anorexic/binge/purge disordered eater I created my own blog as a forum for a few women I know who are actively going through some of the issues. We all work together and help each other come to terms with each of our unique reasons for our behaviors. After all, as any one who has ever dealt with food issues knows, the root is rarely about food. I really like the way you write and I would welcome a guest post if you were willing.

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