I have verified that Kristi has indeed taken her life, through reliable sources in the pro-ana community. The community pulled down the online debate that ensued after Kristi’s death, since they did not want the words of their members open for the world to see. They too where very concerned, and emotional about what had occured.
(Kristi’s body shot) (Kristi as a child) (Kristi and her beloved cat)
Pro-Anorexia communities have their right to exist online, as all other groups do. They continually make claims they are a “support site”, and in may ways they are. My problem is, in most ways they are not.
What I see is support for:
- How to engage in deadly behaviors to lose weight
- How to hide it from your parents.
- How to stay motivated in your quest to starve by shaming yourself continually.
- How to keep “trolls” off their sites…yeah,I am one of them.
A few disturbing examples to backup my statements:
Purge_Chick leads the pack on how to best throwup your food, the creativity here is quite sickening, she calls this her Purgatorium:
The community shows their style and personal flair through their avatars:
No, fashion and models have no influence in our society, c’mon!
Do these break your heart or is it just me?
One more example for the parents reading this story. The pro-ana sites support your daughters in many ways, they just don’t teach them how to starve and purge, they will tell them exactly how to hide it from you….and trust me they are.
My job is to show you how to do your own detective work.
Here’s how to view your children’s history on their computer.
Click on Tools on your internet browser , it should be on the top left.
A menu will pull down and you will see Internet Options or Options.
Click on Internet Options or Options.
This is the screen that stores the history of all sites viewed. Click on the tabs for History, Cookies, and Downloads. Each tab will show you information on what was viewed. If you see anything related to pro-ana, ana and mia, or thinspiration – your child is visiting Pro-Anorexia web sites. If you can’t find this info or need asssistance interpreting it, please email me or post a comment and I will help you in your detective work.
Pro-Ana’s if this post ticks you off, good. My work is done for the day.