At lunch today, some people were talking about a friend who is anorexic. (Recurrent themes are weird things, huh?) It makes me so sad that even students at a place like Smith have eating disorders. I know anorexia is often more about control than it is about body image, but it still makes me so sad that Smithies of all people would develop this obsession with fitting into society’s image of the perfect body.
This site is so great. I own the "Start a Revolution --- Stop Hating Your Body" t-shirt. For my birthday this year i am getting this "If the definition of beautiful gets any thinner no one will fit" t-shirt.
Oh, and i would like to state that my mother is one of the bestest people ever. Thank you.
For anyone who didn’t read her comment, one of the reasons she cited for why i won’t really have an emotional breakdown is the fact that i “seem to be developing” a “community of good souls.”
marginaliana added me to her friends list. (Incidentally, it’s weird to read the LJs of Smithies because so many of them are so wonderful and i would love to get to know them better and of course they all must live within 10 minutes of me--during the school year that is--but because it’s the Internet i have this mental block that they exist in some faraway never-shall-we-meet realm. But i digress.) And on her friends page i’m grey writing on black background, which i like so much better than yellow or green on pink, which is what i am on the friends pages of those who color their friends pages (this should make sense to most people who are on livejournal; if you’re confused lemme know and i’ll explain). And the random Amherst boy who had added me to his friends list a while back just because i listed my location as Massachusetts took me off. My world is a saner place now.