Unattainable Reflections: Teen Girls Pursuing the Thigh Gap

Teen girls have always been on the quest to be "thin enough." Their fixation often stems from celebrities on screen and in magazines, still unaware that Photoshop is an all powerful tool of fixing just about anything. Right now, an alarming trend of lusting after the "thigh gap" has overtaken our young ladies. Just bop along the Internet for long enough and you'll find images celebrating thighs that don't touch. Deborah Cruz at The TRUTH About Motherhood wrote about the alarming trend in frank terms recently....more
My younger daughter who is 13 told me recently that in order to have perfect legs you need three ...more

The Disappearance of the Average Girl

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

Thinspiration : NOT A Positive Motivator

Warning:  If you Google this term or "thinspo" for short, you will find some very unfavorable material.  Unfavorable, but very popular material.  I am writing this article based on a book mark of mine from the other day titled "You Are So Beautiful"  because this message is something that needs to be said, and we need to help those who are stuck in this terrible mindset. In just the past few years, it seemed as if there was a new celebrity on the cover of a magazine denying that they are anorexic, or that they did indeed have an eating disorder.  It turned i...more

Internet Suicide

Anorexia has killed yet another, but this time the death of a young girl is documented, minute by minute, for the world to see. Kristi, the ring leader of the Live Journal Pro-Anorexia site documents her last moments of life on the post below, proving yet again the adapting pro-ana lifestyle is messing with fire. Anorexia has killed yet another, but this time the death of a young girl is documented, minute by minute, for the world to see. ...more