Round One

Front & back of small cards left for you to find. Ready, set, search!

 

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13 Comments

Filed under anorexia, body image, eating disorders, found items, pro-ana, pro-health, yanyb, you are not your body

13 responses to “Round One

  1. Sandy

    Breathtaking!! Would you please email me?
    I would like to learn more about this project and if it’s okay to repost one
    of these little cards on my blog and direct readers here. Thanks!

  2. Kat

    Incredibly moving and powerful. The second one made me cry.
    Kat

  3. Kat

    Incredibly powerful and moving. The second one made me cry.
    Kat

  4. YANYB

    MamaV- I’m so glad you used these pictures! You are my wordpress idol ; )

    Sandy- It was wonderful talking to you. I’m in the middle of reading your blog as I speak (er, type).

    Kat- I hope it wasn’t too sad. What did you take out of it?

  5. Oh, I love these cards… what a wonderful message.

    My blog is private, but feel free to email if you’d like to read.
    Z

  6. herintro

    YANYB,

    I took out of it that I might not be here if my dad and I hate to say it , but my mom, had known I was going to be fat for the majority of my life.

    I didn’t have my child until I was 35. I was ready. It took us a year to get pregnant. She was a wanted child. We went for an amniocentesis. I was on the table and they were just about ready to insert the needle. I expressed concern about the small risk of losing the baby due to the amnio itself. They asked me if I would abort the baby if something was found to be wrong with it. My husband and I both cried out in unison, “No!”

    They said, “Well, what are you doing here then?” We left. Our daughter ended up having Cystic Fibrosis. We would have taken her fat or skinny, CF or no CF.

    It just makes me cry to think that a baby could be aborted simply because it might end up a fat person. It is like having a fat child is a curse from the depths of hell that must be stopped. Anything but a fat child. Kill the fat child. Sad.

  7. Kat

    Hi,
    Just a personal note for you(not a comment). I am herintro AND Kat. We are the same. Sorry if that was confusing.
    Kat

  8. Amy

    Hi, I’m here via junkfoodscience and I wanted to say I love these cards! I was just wondering if you could point me to where you got your statistics, especially for the second card in this post. I want to bring this up in a discussion elsewhere, but I want to be able to prove that the numbers aren’t made up. Thanks!

  9. Amy

    Just realized that even though the site messed up the first time I posted the comment actually went through. Sorry about that.

  10. YANYB

    Hi, Amy! I was hoping someone would ask where these are coming from. It’s not very smart to believe statistics out of nowhere, right? A lot of my information comes from nedic.ca. It’s a great, comprehensive site. The second card has a quote from Laura Fraser’s book: Losing it: America’s obsession with weight and the industry that feeds on it.

  11. YANYB

    Kat- That is such a beautiful story. I want the world to be like you, accepting of every difference a person has. Thank you so much for sharing ❤

  12. Amy

    Thank you so much! I’ll definitely check that book out.

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