Meet Where I Stand’s Newest Blogger & Advocate: Paige Frisone!

Meet Where I Stand’s Newest Blogger & Advocate: Paige Frisone!

PAIGE FRISONE – BLOGGER & ADVOCATE Topics: LGBTQ issues, Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotional turmoil, BPD, attachment issues, recovery Current City: Boulder, CO Born in Chicago and raised in the northern ‘burbs, Paige came into this world as a highly sensitive, empathic soul who has struggled to see her inherent gifts as beautiful, not flawed. Quickly growing […]

Dear ED: I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me

Dear ED: I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me

Dear ED: I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me Written by: Lizzie E., Blogger and Advocate I feel like I may be too old to admit to this, but…. I love Demi Lovato. Let’s be real; she is a role model for young women, an advocate for mental illness, and a survivor! If that isn’t enough […]

The Walls I Build

The Walls I Build

I have walls, lots of them. They keep me safe, yes, but they also keep you safe. One of the biggest tensions within my life is wanting to be loved while not wanting anyone to have to actually love me and live with the consequences of doing so. So I keep you at a far. […]

Loving Someone with Autism

Loving Someone with Autism

Loving Someone with Autism Written by: Lizzie E., Where I Stand Blogger and Advocate I want to tell you about one of my best friends, Christine. Christine is a 25-year-old college student, living just outside of New York City. She has a knack for acting, and can belt out just about any song with an unexpectedly […]

#MusicMonday — Pretty Hurts by Beyoncé – Official Note-oriety Cover

#MusicMonday — Pretty Hurts by Beyoncé – Official Note-oriety Cover

I’m incredibly blown away and proud of James Madison University’s acapella group Note-oriety. They created a BEAUTIFUL music video covering Beyonce’s Pretty Hurts. Too often music videos surrounding topics of body image, self concept, self image ect. are filled with stereotypical images of what it looks like to struggle with these things, and well, this […]

What I Learned From Relapse

What I Learned From Relapse

By: Molly Hillery, Where I Stand Blog Manager & Advocate At one point in my life I thought that I was never going to recover from my eating disorder. I thought, Recovery is attainable for everyone else, but not me. I’ve already gone to treatment several times and worked really hard, and the thoughts are too […]

My Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

My Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

My Life With Borderline Personality Disorder By: Anonymous Where I Stand Blogger I was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Though I work in the mental health field and am very intentional about looking beyond an individual’s diagnosis, the prospect of this diagnosis being attached to me was horrifying. Think about it. What do you […]