Act Now to Protect SSDI

Published February 12, 2015 by fotojennic

Originally posted on Kitt O'Malley:

ACT NOW: Last night, I received this email from NAMI to ACT NOW to protect SSDI benefits:

ACT NOW TO PROTECT SSDI

Tell your Senators to protect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits! The Social Security Administration (SSA) has projected that without a reallocation of funds, the SSDI trust fund will not be able to pay full benefits within 2 years. Unless the Senate acts now, monthly cash SSDI benefits could be cut by as much as 19%.

Reallocation would mean a temporary shift of Social Security revenues to the SSDI fund reserves. This move will extend the SSDI fund for almost two decades, without cutting Social Security coverage, eligibility, or benefits – and without increasing taxpayer contributions.

Last month the House of Representatives passed a change in the rules that would create a budget “point of order” to prevent reallocating funds between Social Security trust funds. NAMI joined a…

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Anatomy Of An Eating Disorder

Published September 14, 2014 by fotojennic

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

“See?” I said indignantly, leaning over and pointing to my stomach. “I have rolls of fat!”

“Yeah, because you’re leaning over,” my friend said, rolling her eyes. “Everyone does when they do that.”

We were in seventh grade. I weighed 75 pounds.


“Step on the scale,” the doctor said. I had an eye infection. I didn’t understand why I needed to weigh myself, but I obliged. I never looked at the number. It was too scary.

“Do you remember what you weighed?” she asked me a little while later.

“No,” I replied, shaking my head. “I don’t think I even looked.”

“113.”

I was 20 years old. I couldn’t remember the last time I had gotten a period.


There were stories of girls with eating disorders in magazines. I was a religious reader of Seventeen, CosmoGIRL!, and Teen Vogue. While I read a magazine, I could escape into…

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