Tumblr Takes Stand Against Eating Disorder Blogs

Easy to use and completely customizable, the platform is hugely popular with teens and 20-somethings, which has raised some questions about the content Tumblr allows users to post. Five years after its launch and facing an explosion of blogs that glamorize harmful behaviors such as eating disorders and self-injury, Tumblr has finally decided to modify its anti-censorship position and take a stand against self-harm. ...more
this is great! as someone who struggled with bulimia for 7 years and still continues to struggle ...more

When a 16 Year Old "Gets" Anorexia

And if you want to starve yourself down to a size two because you think that's indicative of your will power, if you think that will make you happy, then get ready learn what the girls on that pro-ana website already know: you could starve yourself to death just to prove you're not like everyone else and can control of this one thing. Except whatever control you think you have over your body, is really only control that the eating disorder has over you....more
@nancy_newmoon Pleasure. Seeing more of this than many parents realize.more

So far so good....

     The day is only halfway over and I have so far succeeded in not putting anything extra in my mouth. YAY ME! ::with heavy, heavy sarcasm::  After dropping off my brother from school, I took my kids to McDonald's (oh, the temptation!) and bought three cheeseburger happy meals, with apples slices and chocolate milk; hey, if I have to eat healthy, so do they... sort of. Before I could think of ordering anything, I told the woman that was all and quickly pulled up to pay....more

Kate Moss, Shut Up. I'm Trying to Raise a Daughter Here.

Recently Kate Moss told interviewer Brid Costello that one of her mottos is "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." My first reaction was to recite that to myself 800 times a day and see if it worked. I've been having a lot of trouble getting motivated to lose weight in the last couple of years. ...more

Clearly what Kate Moss is telling us is how good she is at controlling what goes into her mouth. ...more

The Pink Patch: Does Your Daughter Think She Looks Bad in Her Body?

When I first heard about the Pink Patch, I thought it was stupid but probably harmless. That speaks volumes to my current state of mental health, though – I was transported back to my less-healthy days as I started poking around for more facts. The fact that I found a reference to the Pink Patch on a pro-ana (for the uneducated, that’s pro-anorexia) message board is enough to make my blood run cold. ...more

I am an 18 year old girl that has had a past with eating disorders, and yes, the Pink Patch's ...more

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Have Eating Disorders

Pro-ana websites aren't just for teen girls admiring photos of Nicole Richie. Now eating disordered mothers are trading tricks, tips and advice, too. One of these online communities called "ana_moms" has 302 members and another 318 watchers with user names like starvinmommy and wannadisappear. "How do you meal-plan when you plan not to eat? How do you stay thin without giving your kids an eating disorder?" asks the moderator in her introduction to the website. Read more ...more

Has the "No Anorexia" Ad Become Pro-Ana Thinspiration?

The nude image of Isabelle Caro, a 27-year-old anorexic, is turning up on billboards all over Italy and spreading like wildfire over the internet. No-l-ita says they launched this campaign to "use advertising as an instrument to promote awareness of social evils." But many fear that while the image may shock most, it could also be used as a source of "thinspiration" for those who frequent pro-ana websites, MySpace pages and message boards. Related: ...more