Author Aimee Liu to present lecture on “Gaining: The Truth about Life after Eating Disorders” at AU on Feb. 25

AUBURN – A highlight of Auburn University’s “Eating Disorders Awareness Week” will be a lecture by author and researcher Aimee Liu, who will speak about her book “Gaining: The Truth about Life after Eating Disorders,” on Monday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m., in 2370 Haley auditorium. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

In Liu’s lecture, she will discuss her own history of anorexia and recovery as she seeks to dispel misperceptions about eating disorders and to provide insight into who is vulnerable. She will talk about how eating disorders are biologically based, rather than just behavioral problems or reactions to current fashion trends.

AU’s Body Image Education and Eating Disorders Awareness organization, known as AUBIE EDA, is hosting the week in partnership with Auburn Women in Science. Events and activities are planned throughout the week of Feb. 25 on the AU campus to generate awareness about the problems associated with eating disorders and also to promote a healthy body image to Auburn’s students and faculty.

For other events scheduled throughout the week to call attention to the issue of body image and eating disorders during Eating Disorder Awareness Week, go to www.auburn.edu/aubieeda.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is held annually to educate people of all ages about these problems by holding event in their communities (www.nationaleatingdisorders.org).

Contact: Alan Duffy (334) 332-8684 (duffyam@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 334-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)