Sunday, August 23, 2009

I HAD ALWAYS THOUGHT THIS PICTURE WAS PHOTOSHOPPED...

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SADLY, I WAS WRONG...



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ana, anorexia, anorexic, bulimia, bulimic, eating disorder, pro ana, pro mia, starvation, thinspiration, thinspo
ana, anorexia, anorexic, bulimia, bulimic, eating disorder, pro ana, pro mia, starvation, thinspiration, thinspo
ana, anorexia, anorexic, bulimia, bulimic, eating disorder, pro ana, pro mia, starvation, thinspiration, thinspo
ana, anorexia, anorexic, bulimia, bulimic, eating disorder, pro ana, pro mia, starvation, thinspiration, thinspo
ana, anorexia, anorexic, bulimia, bulimic, eating disorder, pro ana, pro mia, starvation, thinspiration, thinspo


If you decide to save these pictures as thinspo, please save this one too, as this is how your body will look in a few years as a result of starving yourself...



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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

holy shit, i have to vomit... proana-girls are sick !

- MischaSoleil - said...

I´ve checked out the site, and I´m shocked. Difficult to believe that the women are actually living but they are still doing their jobs as contortionists! I am a bit "fatter" than the "fattest" of them but I can hardly stand. Hope they´re not forced to do all these things.

Brandee said...

sick and so disgusting. I am in recovery for anorexia and yes I am 5'8 and got a few pounds below 100 and been in and out of treatment etc. I can share horror stories. I never in my 20 years of anorexia ever wanted to be as disgusting as these photos. The sad thing is when you are "in it" your mind really starts to go and you truly can see fat. Even at my lowest of 92 which is much higher than these girls I did see fat but I never glorified it by pro ana sites or modeling! It's so gross! I barely put a few of my own on my own site because I wanted to share my story and my way up and forward into recovery.
I love your site Medusa because it exposes the ugliness and danger of eating disorders and I love your honesty and bluntness. I hope somedy to speak out on this and help others. Eating disorders are ugly at all shapes and sizes~
((hugs))

sadlife said...

It really puzzles me too. The "thinspiration" and glorification of eating disorders.
From my point of view, followers of these sites, are young girls or boys that get to see only the superficial part of the disease. There is no mention of the emotional pain, the loss of friends, health, credibility, etc.
At my (physically) worst, I was constantly hiding my body. It was something very intimate, shameful and sad. This is why I find this site so refreshing because it draws attention to the full picture of this horrible disease.
Thanks!

Anuket said...

I just don't undestand this stuff. Why would anyone glorify a diesease like this? I understand the want to be beautiful, and even the want to be thin, but to be a skeleton? You know, a friend of mine told me there are even fetish sites revoloving around girls with ed!
I used to be a cutter, and all of this reminds me of the silly glorification I've seen of cutting. What is beautiful about ruining your body, exactly?

And has anyone else noticed a trend with girls with ed? Almost every girl I have known or seen with ed comes from an obviously, if not rich, at least somewhat wealthy family. Maybe I just don't understand it because I came from a poor home - which is why I praise the fact that I have food in my kitchen. It must be that whole "There are starving kids in Africa, so eat your collard greens!" kind of stuff I grew up with that kept me from this epidemic. Had my mother shown me pictures like these, I would have licked my plate with a smile every time she made those canned veggies!

Anonymous said...

holy fuck
this is completely sick and wrong

Anonymous said...

You know what is sickest of all?
That even in after all my time in active recovery I look at that & hear my head say "Oh please she's really not THAT thin! Just look at the way she's bending, she's thrusting her bones outward so she looks emaciated when her BMI probably isn't even below 15."

Oh Christ, shut the f!@# up anorexia! That's the face of a dying woman no matter what her god damned BMI is.

smallkrum said...

It literally makes me sick to my stomach to look at these photos. This is anything but beautiful. It is vomit, filth and sickness.

Anonymous said...

Is this really Real?

Medusa said...

Yes, it's real, Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

It's so sad that I am still at the point where I want to look like this....i don't know why, I just need to see my bones again...I'm so fucking fat!

Jan said...

I just wonder how she's able to walk with those sticks... o.o
Even in my worst disordered time I did not want to look like one of these girls! This is not a thinspiration, this is a girl facing death!

Anonymous said...

Must.look.like.her.
:'( Really it freaks me out to imagine how sick she must be and then realize I don't feel fear, I feel envy. And I've already "successfully" been through treatment twice.

Rhianne said...

...i think i'm sick for looking at that picture and thinking how... perfect she looks to me.

i don't think that's normal

i don't think it's good

wtf is wrong with me... WHY DO I WANT TO BE LIKE THAT?

Anonymous said...

That girl in the kicking photo (black jeans, white top) is a model, not the same girl in the rest. I can't remember her name, but she's really young... Nevertheless, it's sick.

Faith said...

I thought she was really pretty. Especially the way those clOthes hung off her like that. Heck! I'd even buy those clothes of they looks like that on me!!
Oh how very wrong of me :(

Rock said...

The narcissism on her face is the Ugliest part of it.

Anonymous said...

I won't say stuff like "that's disgusting" or "I'd like to vomit" because that is insulting to these girls who are sick with a horrible illness. But I will say that these images are very disturbing. Why would anyone want to use these images for inspiration? Honestly, I think being over weight looks much better then this!

Anonymous said...

i am so fucking disgusted by these girls!

Ato said...

I feel sorry for people doing this to themselves, but I have to admit, I still think the red haired girl is beautiful.