How We Support
*Art Exhibition *Resources *Statistics *Toolkit
THE EXHIBITION IS CURRENTLY LIVE!
Love Your Vessel
is a collaborator with the National Eating Disorder Association for Eating Disorder Awareness Week
This art exhibition is the story of an eating disorder warrior's journey to self-acceptance and self-love. Utilizing the transformative power of art, Martina Maya-Callen works to celebrate bodies and dismantle the unrealistic beauty standards in society and started a global movement of acceptance.
About Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Eating Disorder Awareness Week is the largest and best-known eating disorders outreach effort across the nation. EDAW is taking place February 27th - March 5th 2023.
The goal of NEDAwareness Week is to shine the spotlight on eating disorders by educating the public, spreading a message of hope, and putting life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. In the United States, 30 million people will be affected by an eating disorder at some point in their lives, but myths and misinformation still keep people from getting the help they need.
(nationaleatingdisorders.org/helpline): Trained volunteers are available to assist in locating resources for anyone who may be struggling with an eating disorder. All calls, chats, and texts are confidential. The click to chat function or texting is available if you prefer instant messaging the Helpline instead of speaking to a volunteer over the phone.
Confidential Screening Tool (nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening): This screening tool is not diagnostic, but evaluates thoughts & behaviors that may be associated with eating disorders. Local resources are generated for each user.
Artist & Love Your Vessel Founder Martina Maya-Callen
Martina Maya-Callen (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist, activist, and educator. She is a Master of Fine Arts in Social Practice student at George Washington University. She utilizes the transformative power of the arts to uproot a culture of silence and to spread awareness on social issues and promote education. Maya-Callen is the Founder of Love Your Vessel International LLC using the creative arts to uplift body acceptance and combat eating disorders.
Her work was listed as one of the top 13 most inspiring body-positive moments of 2017 by Cosmopolitan. She has been internationally featured in Yahoo!, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, and Glamour, and her work has brought her to Argentina, Uruguay, Serbia, India, and England. Maya-Callen has presented for the United Nations, delivered a Tedx Talk, and spoken to thousands of individuals around the world working to dismantle unrealistic beauty standards and promote mental health awareness. Her work regarding eating disorders and body acceptance has led her to be collaborating for the last five years with the National Eating Disorder Association. Her experiences as a Board President for a 501C3 nonprofit, Fulbright Scholar, New American Fellow, Run Now Fellow, Congressional Fellow, Trabajaoras Fellow, Gilman Scholar, and researcher blend together to mold her political activism artwork.