Recovery Is

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Project HEAL launches a social media campaign to raise awareness of recovery (from an eating disorder) through the lens of positive body image and uplifting experiences.  We are asking men and women who have recovered from an eating disorder (or know someone who has) to share what recovery means to them.


Participants will write on a piece of white paper what recovery means to them with a Sharpie (e.g. “having confidence again”, “being able to enjoy lunch out with my friends”) and then take a photo with their quote in front of a white wall. (see pictures below that give you an idea of what we are looking for)

We encourage all participants to send Project HEAL their photo with a photo release form (see information below) so that Project HEAL can feature it in exciting project (e.g. NYC gala exhibition, coffee table book, etc). For the chance to be featured in the campaign during its launch next week, take a photo with your own “Recovery Is” quote in the style shown and submit it with the photo release form attached to



  • Find an area where you’ll have a white wall or background
  • Look at printed examples of photos attached as reference materials for what the photo will look like; use thick white paper and black Sharpe to write

Capturing Images

  • Write out quote of what recovery is (from an eating disorder) means to them using “Recovery Is” in black Sharpe on white paper
  • Snap a photo of the person holding up their quote in front of the white wall (see three photos that we are including for you to use as examples)

Important Next Steps

  • Sign photo release form  and return via email or to fax 914.810.1240 (These forms allow Project HEAL to reuse the photos on their website, in our NYC gala exhibition, and in other cool projects like books and posters
. If you don’t provide a photo release form, do not send your photo into Project HEAL)
  • Post your photo, too, on social media using #RecoveryIs and @TheProjectHeal (Twitter) @ProjectHEAL (Instagram)

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