For 4 years I have been attempting to educate the public, parents, mental health professionals and anyone else that will listen about pro-anorexia.
Pro-anorexia is the belief that “anorexia is a lifestyle.” Google the terms “proana,” “thinspo” to be sickened. On YouTube, an average of five videos per day are uploaded filled with images, music, and mantras all meant to keep these proana girls motivated on their goal to starve themselves to be like the Hollywood stars they admire.
Most people turn away and tell me “I can’t handle that, but guess what, we must. Others tell me I should be softer, and nicer to celebs who pave the way for girls. Ain’t happenin’
Image Library Like No Other, I Promise You
Top ProAna image library with an unbelievable amount of links, some titled “body parts” for those who need to be motivated to get that extra skinny collarbone: http://www.pro-thinspo.com
24/7 Chat Featuring A Real-Time Internet Suicide!
What to chat 24/7 on how your day went? How you hid your secret from your parents? (Ignore the big banner that slaps you in the face stating the site is pro-support, its a crock http://community.livejournal.com/proanorexia
YouTube Videos Galore, Pick Your Fave
Here’s a great vid made by some very inspired kid called “Perfect Real Girl Thinspo! – Shake it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRBd-KrRM_w
A personal fave “Goth-Emo-Thinspo” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhkQ_grheA&feature=PlayList&p=994E8D68BC84E821&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=7
Names like “Chewing Cotton,” “Cut This Skin, “Iwannabetinygirl” are commonplace, each trying to outdo one another.
SkinnyGirl49 offers this advice “If you feel alone,hopeless or sad and it seems that no one understands You this is a video for You. Watch it before You go to find hope in the fridge,” commentary that proceeds her three and a half minute video filled with models, real girls, and a phethora of proana hope http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnkLFCr88co
Lastest And Greatest
The newest trend, “Bitchspo” is one that doesn’t really need an introduction http://www.prettythin.com/bitchspo.htm
I’ll leave you with this uplifting poem titled “SMALL?? tell me…
I wanna look in the mirror,
And see a tiny figure.
I wanna feel beautiful,
Inside and out.
I want them to notice,
What im all about.
I shall be small
I shall not fail,
Food is Food..
Whats so special?
Im going to starve,
Till i am very small.
Fuck there opinion, i hate them all
Good times. Am I the only one paying attention?