The image in the mirror was a disappointment to her because it didn’t meet a standard of what she thought was pretty.
Unfortunately, comments about her looks, her weight in particular, from family and peers only reinforced the lies she was telling herself.
One day she tells me she's just eaten an impromptu bite of hummus on pita bread.
This study compared English-language American blogs to Spanish-language Latin American blogs to explore how American and Latina pro-ana bloggers define their experiences with eating disorders, as well as how these narratives reflect several perspectives on eating disorders.
Results reveal that pro-ana bloggers employ a combination of a medical and an edgework narrative to describe their experiences with eating disorders.
But after several distracting sessions, I ask her to put the phone away. She is in a relationship that centers around texting all day, and this alone has been a frequent cause of her anxiety, since she times the intervals between her boyfriend's texts and analyzes his wording.
It wasn't until a few months later, however, that Jane shares that it wasn't just her boyfriend's texts that kept her glued to her cell.