All the following statements were said directly to sufferers who follow my Instagram.
‘I mean you aren’t as bad as the PROPER anorexics, you know the people who are really scary thin”.
‘It’s just a phase’ ‘You’re not that skinny’.
‘You know there are children actually dying from hunger in Africa? You’ve not got a disease – you are just spoilt and superficial.’
‘Well that’s just us a generation, we’re unfit.’ – when being told about the physical side effects of anorexia by a sufferer.
‘She’s the same as you’, after being introduced to somebody else ith anorexia.
‘Snap out of it, if everybody else can do it, so can you’.
‘I get that you have anxiety and shit but your anxiety is stupid, I don’t give a shit if we are in the way nobody cares so just stop with the anxiety, because I don’t care’.
‘Don’t you have to be in hospital for that?’
‘You’re doing this to punish your Dad’. Said by somebodys Aunt in response to their anorexia.
‘If you still want to change your body you can just go to the gym and work out’.
‘People think you don’t eat, but you actually do I bet’.
‘Well if you think you’re fat, then what am?’
‘You’re not anorexic because you’re not underweight’.
‘You’re not having a panic attack, you’re just breathing too quickly’.
‘Why are you sad, you have no reason to be?’
‘Smile, you’ll feel better.’
‘You are not sick, you are whimsical’.
‘You know there’s no such thing multiple personalities. Maybe your therapist has convinced you, but I know you and you don’t have multiple alters’.
‘It’s not that difficult to just eat more’.
‘I’m not acussing you of having bulimia or anorexia, I think you’re smarter than that’.
‘You’re just an attention seeker’.
‘You’ve gained weight so you’re recovered, right?’
‘Anorexia isn’t real’.