Topic: eating disorders

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 »

Teen Girl Instagrams Anorexia Recovery, Shows Social Media Isn’t Always The Worst

Teen Girl Instagrams Anorexia Recovery, Shows Social Media Isn't Always The Worst

Social media can be a terrible hotbed of brutal #proana sentiments and triggering nonsense. The internet can be an unhealthy world for sick girls to retreat to where eating disorders are glamorized and encouraged. Apparently, it doesn’t have to be like that and social media can be a nice thing. One instagram at a time, this rad teen proves the internet can be used for good and that recovered life is way more positive than the throes of a disease like anorexia.
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