The picture is of Isabelle Caro, a French model who died at the age of 28 trying to recover from anorexia. She spent the later years of her life trying to promote health and campaign against anorexia, and wrote a book called, “The Girl Who Refused To Grow Fat”, an autobiography discussing the origins of her disease and her struggles to recover.
Pro-ana blogs need to be banned. It is not wrong to have a disorder, but it is wrong to help others become anorexic or bulimic, when they could otherwise live a normal life. It is normal to be self-conscious about one’s body, but these feelings have started to emerge in girls at a very young age. These girls deserve to enjoy their childhood. There’s no reason they should be so concerned about their bodies to the point of near death.
Promote health by reblogging this. We can help those already with the disease recover and prevent those who are at risk from getting it.
Let me be clear — I don’t think those with eating disorders or who talk openly about their disorders should be banned. I believe those who actively promote eating disorders and give out advice and tips on how to “learn” disordered behavior, however, should be.
Eating disorders have some of the highest death rates of any metal illness, and when you give someone the tools to mimic or even begin a disorder, you’re handing them a loaded gun. It’s not something that should be passively ignored. We need to take a stand.