I was making this illustration about eating disorders, and want to address how social media can be the worse enemy in combatting this mental illness. Once I was diving into the rabbit hole of endless boney photos, ribcages and thigh gaps. We built a secret community on Tumblr encouraging each other to engage in destructive eating behaviors. Both Instagram and Tumblr have introduced censoring methods, but they don't work. By morphing words, a couple anorexia related hashtag have now turned into hundreds of hashtags.
I also want to address the fact that males are also victims of eating disorders. The lack of awareness and stigma discourage men from seeking recovery and receiving treatment.
It's difficult to stop eating disorders and convince a person with eating disorder to withdraw from the destructive mindset. It's a dark black hole. I think it is incredibly important to promote the diversity of bodies and promote self love. Loving your body and building a healthy relationship with food/your body is STRENGTH. I see a strong person when I see a person that loves themselves and confident in their skin, their color, their size, their shape, their thinking, their beliefs.It takes strength to love yourself.
with immense love from yours truly
I had a mango today before the gym fully intending for that to be all I ate but my sister picked me up said we were getting a maccies I said I didn't want anything she said no I'm going to get you what you usually get I said I'm not hungry and she said if I didn't eat it all she'd tell my mum and now I feel like shit I've eaten so much and hardly burnt any fuckkk