Pro Ana

8.16.17

Body Positivity Hasn't Defeated the Thinspo Blog

To find out why, we spoke to a teen running one of Tumblr's most popular pro-anorexia pages.

3.16.16

Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

When Instagram censored pro-eating-disorder terms, it resulted in a soaring increase of pro-ED activity. If bans encourage bad behavior, what's the better option?

8.10.15

How Borderline Personality Disorder Put an End to My Party Days

At the time I was suffering most from the mental illness, everyone from my friends to my GP failed to understand what was wrong with me. Here's how I got better.

7.8.15

I Spent a Week Undercover in a Pro-Anorexia WhatsApp Group

The skeletal girls in it bowed before a mysterious leader known as "the goddess of emaciation".

6.10.15

How I Catfished a Paedophile Who Was Posing as a Pro-Anorexia Coach

Have pro-ana blogs become the new hunting ground for sexual predators? My experiences posing as a 15-year-old girl with a fetish for intense weight loss certainly suggest so.

9.11.14

Laia Abril's Thinspiration Photos Are Unbearable

The photographer looks at how eating disorders make a person self-destruct.

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2.12.13

It's Time to Declare War On the Thigh Gap

A lot of things taste better than skinny feels.