Topic: eating disorders

How To Help Your Friend With An Eating Disorder Without Being An Ass

How To Help Your Friend With An Eating Disorder Without Being An Ass

Despite spanning 10 years, my eating disorder sometimes feels very far from the present. Just as with many things, I have tucked it away to keep myself safe from falling back into it and potentially worsening the existing consequences it left behind. After all, it was my most reliable friend and confidant for a decade–because I made it so, not because I didn’t have people who loved me. More »

Thought Catalog Irresponsibly Runs A Pro-Ana Essay

Thought Catalog Irresponsibly Runs A Pro-Ana Essay

Thought Catalog, a blog that simply catalogues any thoughts from my fellow millennials in the form of essays, listicles and the whatnot, published a post yesterday that the editors maybe should have reconsidered. How bad is it? Well, I’ve looked into the darkest dregs of the internet’s pro-ana world and this anonymously written post would fit right there seamlessly. For those who somehow don’t know, pro-ana is short for pro-anorexia–it’s an internet thing. Those who are pro-ana practically worship eating disorders, maintain the idea that to have an eating disorder is a choice and that those afflicted should be left alone. More »