I was going to post some pictures of Gemma Ward an Lilly Cole, two of my favorite models when I stumbled upon this dark website by accident. It was a pro-ana website. I had never heard of such a thing, or saw something like it, and I was shocked.
Being raised in a mostly black and latin community I grew up believing womanly curves are sexy. Skinny girls were never populair or considered desirable in my neighborhood so this is, although I know of its existence, totally new to me, and it made quite an impression. It felt like I was entering some dark, secret world as I was reading forum posts from anorexic girls on how to suppress hunger and tips on how to loose weight.
I do think terrible disease is fueled by using super skinny girls in all fashionmagazines and commercials. Girls like Gemma Ward and Lilly cole. There are so many young, and insecure girls in the world who feel unpretty because of having to stand at the busstop next to a lifesize pictures of Victoria Beckhams and Nicole Richies. I would like to use this blog as a channel to your livingroom and maybe make you stop for a second and raise awareness for this cause, just as that website made me aware. If you suspect someone you know to have any form of an eating disorder please check out this website. It informs you on how to identify eating disorders and gives tips on how to help approach someone who you feel is suffering from this disease. "Thinspiration" is not a fase!