The anorexic images in the media appear to have driven another young girl to starve herself to death.
At 22, Carla Sobrado Casalle, was studying for a degree in fashion, when she suffered a heart attack. And then another, that finally killed her.
This young Brazilian followed in the anorexic footsteps of Ana Carolina Reston, another Brazilian girl, who happened to be a model. Ana died just two days before Carla. In her case, it was her kidneys that failed her.
How many girls will die from anorexia, and remain nameless and faceless? After all you need to be a beauty, or a star, or be in someway associated with this elite group to even be given the time of day in the news.
This is why Lauren Greenfield’s documentary THIN is so important. She profiles regular girls struggling through treatment. The group profiled is representative of hundreds more across this country, and around the world who are dying to be thin. They are literally dying to be thin ladies. But then again, aren’t you?
Analyze your own self esteem.
Don’t underestimate the influence you have on the girls in your life.
Stop chasing the thin vision of yourself and start enjoying the skin you are in.
I know, I know. easy to say, hard to do. But it can be done.
Either we start now, or we keep burying our girls.
“The fear of being fat is so overwhelming that young girls have indicated in surveys that they are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of cancer, nuclear war or losing their parents.” Lisa Berzins, Dying to be thin.
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