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Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Mental Health: A multimedia event exploring the invention of the ideal body

July 14, 2011 6:00 pm
July 14, 2011 8:00 pm
NYU Langone Medical Center, Smilow Seminar Room
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550 First Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10016

NAMI NYC-Metro presents a night with bestselling memoirist Harriet Brown and award-winning filmmaker Jesse Epstein for a public education event discussing Body Image and Eating Disorders.

Harriet Brown is an eclectic writer whose work appears in the New York Times Magazine, O, Health, Glamour, Prevention, and other publications. Her latest book, Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia, recounts her family’s efforts to help their oldest daughter recover from anorexia nervosa. She co-chairs Maudsley Parents, a website of resources for families struggling with eating disorders (www.maudsleyparents.org), and is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders. Brown is an assistant professor of magazine journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, New York, where she created Project BodyTalk, an audio project that collects commentaries about people’s relationship to food, eating and their bodies (www.projectbodytalk.com).

Jesse Erica Epstein, is a Sundance award-winning filmmaker. She received an MA in documentary film from New York University. She was also named “one of 25 filmmakers to watch” by Filmmaker Magazine.
Her films on media, body image and perfection: WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES, THE GUARANTEE, and 34x25x36 are being distributed on the BODY TYPED DVD to schools by New Day Films (www.newday.com).
Jesse also works as a youth media educator and for three years was as an instructor for Reel Stories, Sundance’s Youth Documentary Lab. (www.JesseDocs.com)

To RSVP, call the NAMI Helpline at 212.684.3264

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