Today i wanna talk about Ana, for those who don’t know Ana, I’m going to explain. .Ana can be a Boy or a Girl; Ana can be with your sister, best friend or even your mum, Ana affects 70 million people worldwide; Ana can be black or white and everything in between, Ana... is a serial killer.
So i was Browsing the internet two days ago and found this Fantastic cause, “The butterfly Foundation” is was founded in August 2002 by Claire Vickery, The butterfly foundation is a community based charitable organisation that supports eating disorder sufferers and their carers, i did find out a lot of information about eating disorders and how is affect’s people, but it came to my attention today that there is this thing called “pro-Ana” Wikipedia said; Pro-Ana refers to the promotion of anorexia nervosa as a lifestyle choice rather than an eating disorder. But what i didn’t know until i went on to Wiki was there is another just likes pro-Ana, this one is called Pro-Mia, it is the lesser-used term, Pro-Mia refers likewise to bulimia nervosa.
So what is with this? i clicked on this “Pro-Ana” website, it shares details about Fasting, the best ways to vomit, and it shows Photos for “thinspiration” (but to me these photo are really Gross..) This page tells you “40 good reasons to be thin.” I found my top three worse reasons within their 40 good reasons; Number three goes to “36. Food is mean and sneaky. It tricks you into eating it and it works on you from the inside out making you fat, bloated, ugly and unhappy” number 2 goes too “21.Hunger is your friend and it won't betray you like food”, and the number one worse reasons goes to “11. Have you ever seen a person not notice a walking skeleton?” When i was reading all 40 of them, i couldn’t stop thinking “What the fuck??” it was so horrible, i watched videos of thinspiration, and i wonder why? Why would you do this? So many people are dying from this illness, yet the people who support pro-Ana don’t see it that way, they see it as a choice, just like someone who doesn’t to eat animal product, to them it’s the same moral.
A lot of people blame the media for more and more supporters of pro-Ana, but then i can’t help but agree with that, if you see all these photos of models and celebrities and then compare them with your body, no wonder people want to be skinny it’s a fake, photo shopped image of someone, while i was looking around this pro-Ana website i notice one thing it said, this quote made me think “hater’s of pro-Ana are just Jealous that we take our diet to the next level. We turn ours into a life style, and we learn to control ourselves”... Pro-Ana is basically all about control, it’s about forcing yourself to love Ana, it about forcing yourself to stay in this secret dark place, if you have control over what you eat, you have control over everything. Perfection is what Pro-Ana supporter aim for.
If you are a Pro-Ana supporter or you have an eating disorder, seek help... Because we both know that you’re not truly happy inside,
-Glitter Girl x