Monthly Archives: November 2007

Shut em' down!

Pro anorexia sites are running rampant. We must shut them down quickly and swiftly to save society! Microsoft steps in and shuts down pro anorexia sites, without a court order. YouTube and Facebook are under the microscope too. What genius … Continue reading

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Pro Ana Privacy, part 2

Since Pro Ana Privacy is the most visited post these days, I figured it was time for another go around. Especially since I can really feel the love in the comments. For what it’s worth; I heard a story on … Continue reading

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60 pound Model Dies From Anorexia

Hila weighed 60 pounds. My 7 1/2 year old daughter weighs 50. A fashion model stricken with an all too familiar disease of anorexia. But this time, a friend was at her side. Adi Barkan documented Hila’s struggle, and sent shock waves … Continue reading

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Kanya West's Mama Dies of Beauty Attack

Dr. Donna West had absolutely everything going for her. Her son a rap star, herself a retired English Professor for Chicago State University, a recently published author, co-founder of Kanye’s Foundation dedicated to improving the nation’s drop out rates. Why then … Continue reading

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Thanks for nothin'

Thanksgiving is a living hell. Food. Everywhere, all day long. Endless talk of food, thoughts of food, an eating disordered nightmare. Thanksgiving is about family and togetherness…but the food takes center stage. When I was in the height of my eating disorder wanted … Continue reading

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Beauty is a con game.

We are all suckers. Suckers in the biggest con game in history. Everyday we paint on our faces, slather on our potions and play make believe that somehow these magic $90 elixirs are a doorway to beauty…..to being loved. The … Continue reading

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Diabulimics, what next.

Diabetic young women are playing Russian roulette with their health, according to Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Ph.D., a psychologist at Joslin Diabetes Center and Behavioral and Mental Health Unit in Boston. 1 out of 3 women with Type 1 Diabetes engage in this dangerous … Continue reading

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Super Skinny Dudes

  Hugo Boss is a great bad example of current fashion designers utilizing men that are waaayyyy to thin. Thin enough to be anorexic? Maybe. I’ve shy-ed away to delving into the men’s side of eating disorders, because I didn’t feel … Continue reading

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The Pro Ana Experiment

   We’ve created quite a little research pool here. The way this community picks apart topics, and analyzes issues is truly commendable. I don’t know about you, but I am still smiling about it, and I am passionate about heading into Year 2 … Continue reading

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A Waist of Life

  (Team Rust in action) Check out this cool film made by three sisters, shot, edited and created in in less than 24 hours! These high school girls submitted their entry into the Insomnia Film Festival sponsored by Apple. A Waist of Life shows … Continue reading

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