We have developed quite a cool community this past year haven’t we? Seriously girls, this blog is as much yours as it is mine. I hope and pray you have found some help for your ED suffering here.
I need your help. When I am interviewed by the press or for case studies, I am asked questions about you. I am guessing at the answers so let’s start collecting real stats (I am working on adding an actual poll to the site, I just don’t have it figured out yet).
The goal here is to gather basic statistical information about the mamavision community. Of course you may remain anonomous.
To participate, please post the following information (please be brief so I can compile this info easily;
1 What is your age?
2 How old are your parents?
3 Why are you here?
4 How did you find mamaVISION.com?
a) word of mouth
c) ProAna forum
d) Googled pro ana
5 If you have an eating disorder, how would you classify yourself:
a) My eating disorder is a mental disease
b) My eating disorder is due to my personal desire to be thin.
c) My eating disorder is due to the diet restrictions enforced by a coach/sport or business/modeling.
6 If you answered (A) above; please answer the following:
I believe the core reason for my eating disorder is:
b) Guilt or shame
7 If you answered (B) above; please answer the following:
I want to be thin because:
a) I am overweight for my age and height.
b) My friends are thin.
c) My mother/father’s expectations or pressure
d) I admire models and/or Hollywood and want to look like these women.
8 Models are currently averaging 5’9 and above, wearing a size 0 or 2. What does this mean to you?
a) nothing, I don’t care and I don’t compare myself to models.
b) everything, I would do anything to have a model’s body.
c) it bothers me, but its not going to change.
d) it bothers me and I support efforts to pressure the fashion industry to change.