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I’m not FAT.

If you’ve never suffered an eating disorder, you’ll think this woman is nuts. If you know someone who has an eating disorder, you’ll have a renewed disgust for them. If you, yourself, have an eating disorder, this is your mirror. … Continue reading

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Launch of Born This Way Foundation

Gaga launched her foundation at Harvard today, you need to watch this video, its so inspiring — this means CHANGE!

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I am way too pretty to do homework, how about you?

“I’m to pretty to do homework, so my brother does it for me.” This is the tagline sprawled on a “back to school” t-shirt for girls sold at JCPenney. No, I’m serious, this is a real shirt sold in the United … Continue reading

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Zazzle T-Shirt Petition: Better to look good than feel good.

Please sign the petition to remove this lovely shirt from Zazzle telling girls “It’s better to look good than to feel good.”  Yet another example of societies insanity.

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Tell Your Story: What do you wish people knew about eating disorders?

Here is a video I recorded for a national effort to spread awareness for eating disorders, you NEED to get involved — if you are comfortable with exposing your self on video of course. Below is more detail on how … Continue reading

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If you happen to be in Milwaukee on October 24th. 2010, or close enough to drive on over, join me for the SELF ESTEEM STOMP! This event is sponsored by NORMAL in Schools (NIS), a non-profit association that is very … Continue reading

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Nighty Nite

mamaV needs a breather! I am on hiatus for a few weeks… the meantime visit We Are The Real Deal, my collective blog from body image activists. Be back soon! mV XO

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I have "cankles" and didn't even know it.

Cankles. A new          A new term I discovered, which means basically — fat ankles. Mine have always been on the heavier side, not really in proportion to my legs and calves. I'm here to say cankles are hereditary. My weight … Continue reading

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BlogHer Here I come!

On my way to Chicago, presenting a session Blogs and Body Image: What are we teaching our kids? All that YOU have taught me over the past 3 years has prepared me for this- and I could not be more … Continue reading

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Hello from The Great Northwoods!

I am spending the week in a glorious cabin with my husband, kids and parents; boating, fishing, eating, drinking, laughing, and unplugging.   We saw Green Day earlier this week in Chicago, and I nearly peed my pants. Tenth row, … Continue reading

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Contact mamaV

PAGE IN DEVELOPMENT In the meantime, read my updated mission before writing me to tell me I am full of it. Email address is

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Top Posts

mamaVISION has been writing since 2006, here are the most read/most discussed posts of all time; Topic: Pro Anorexia Internet Suicide Ana & Mia Calorie Restriction or Pro Anorexia? Pro Ana Nation Pro Ana Privacy Topic: Disordered Eating Disordered Eating, … Continue reading

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A girl named Sheri

Stephanie, the sister of Sheri, a lost member of this community, posted the message to help us all remember her. Sheri was talented beyond belief, and full of compassion for others. She is yet another teenager who lost her life … Continue reading

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Lives Lost

Reality sets in today for us at mamaVISION. Although we talk, support, argue, laugh and tease here on the blog….the truth we must always remember is we are discussing a deadly topic. Eating disorders take the lives of women every … Continue reading

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Another life lost.

At 28 years of age, Maggie took her own life. She struggled for 10 years with her eating disorder, before she decided to commit suicide Sunday night, March 4th. A friend of Leah, another ED sufferer who passed away unexpectedly … Continue reading

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Death of the Ramos sisters

The tragic death of the Ramos sisters is the topic of Chasing Beauty this week. Iliana, the 18 year old sister of Luisel Ramos, 21 followed in the anorexic footsteps of her sister. Models, anorexics, heart attacks take their life … Continue reading

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Internet Suicide, hoax?

No hoax. Pro-Anorexia forum leader Kristi documented the moments leading up to her suicide. 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 … Continue reading

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Internet Suicide

Anorexia has killed yet another, but this time the death of a young girl is documented, minute by minute, for the world to see. Kristi, the ring leader of the Live Journal Pro-Anorexia site documents her last moments of life … Continue reading

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Death from Lettuce and Diet Coke

A teenage model has been found dead only six months after her model sister, Luisel died at a fashion show of complications arising from anorexia, as reported by Times Online. Eliana Ramos, 18, was found dead in her bedroom in … Continue reading

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I lost one of my girls.

Leah was one of my girls. There are several of you that email me and post to my blog, sharing your intimate feelings about your eating disorders. You all are the reason I am totally driven to do this. Since … Continue reading

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