Episode 12: An Eating-Disorder Survivor Uses Barbie for Advocacy

Galia Slayen (right) and Perry Ryan, students at Hamilton College, pose with a life-sized Barbie doll that Ms. Slayen created in high school.

“One of the main ideas … was to teach people that eating disorders have very little to do with food.”

Galia Slayen

Hamilton College

In this episode, we hear from Galia Slayen, a sophomore at Hamilton College, who drew motivation from her own struggles to organize a weeklong event to raise awareness about eating disorders and body-image issues.

About this series: Say Something collects stories from college students about what they’re up to and why. Check for new episodes every three weeks. View more episodes.

Photo: Courtesy of Hamilton College  Music: Theme by John Gravois

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