Author Archives: wynnvandusen

The Powerful Lesson My Dad Taught Me About Love

My mother has always been the doter, the coddler, the mother who would introduce me to friends, family and strangers on the street as “the perfect child,” a label she’d throw around without a shred of cynicism or irony. She would embarrass me by pointing out the many ways in which I was superior to my peers in looks, personality, intellect and talent, made worse by the fact that this was oft

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How My Anxiety Disorder Transformed My Relationship with Food

By Wynn Van Dusen

For most of high school, nausea was my MO. My days were punctuated by finding silent and creative ways to burp, declining food at friends' houses, chugging ginger ale before exams and, unfortunately, vomiting on or around anyone who took me on a date.In college, I resigned to eating frozen meals alone in my room, as I developed a conspiracy theory about how the dining halls were trying to pois

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