I realize that by posting these videos I may be adding fuel to the Ana fire. However, this is just a very small sampling of what can be found all over the web, so the Ana’s & Mia’s will find them anyway.
My goal is to raise awareness to women and mothers who are totally unaware of the Pro-Ana lifestyle, so you can talk with the girls in your life, watch their eating behaviors, and encourage a healthy body image.
The first video is Pro-Ana (code for PRO ANOREXIA, yes there is such a thing).
The second is a video from a model in France. I was tricked. The first time I watched it, I thought she was trying to point out the misery in being a model and anorexic. Watch it twice and you will see she is a Pro-Ana.
Ana Angel by youtube elitegirl
Our job as adult women is to:
1) not look away
2) be role models for our girls
3) understand what fuels this mental illness – LOW SELF ESTEEM (or I should say NO self esteem).
It starts young, statistics are showing that around 9-10 girls get on the dieting bandwagon, so please be aware of your own behaviors to assure you are not in any way contributing to their body image issues.
If each of us makes a difference in one or two girls lives, we can turn this around.
Be here now.