First off, I would like to just state that this is the internet, and threats are not taken very seriously (by me at least).
I am queenof__hearts.
I suffer from OCD.
And anorexia nervosa.
I have been diagnosed for all of these diseases. I have been a sufferer of anorexia for going on eight years now, until I have made the conscious decision to not live like that anymore. I tattooed the NEDA symbol to my shoulder (along with other symbols) as a constant reminder that recovery is indeed possible.
Some of you have been sending emails regarding my thinspo post. I have received many statements about how I am: inconsiderate, oh so wrong, need to do more research, etc. I have lived through these diseases. They still consume me, and every day is a battle to live just that much longer. I have found I am not, in fact, ready to die; but I am. indeed, ready to live life with my new perspective, and I am ready to share my story.
I know what an eating disorder is. I know what it does to people (or what it did to me). I know that thinspo is a term coined for whatever reason, by whatever people. The point is, the term is there, and we can all accept it or not. But I honestly do not care to hear about your complaints about what you all think of me. I am here to blog anonymously about things that come up from my day to day. I am not here to cause problems, or be a problem.
Thank you, have a great day,
Have you ever received threatening emails (whether on Xanga or another place)? What did you do about it? What measures did you take to ensure it did not happen again?
*Editor’s Note: Lovelies, we are all part of the Lovelyish community in order to support, and offer guidance, to each other. While we may not always agree with what is being said, it is never OK to harass an author about their opinions. Saying mean and hurtful things provide no positive changes, and in fact can only potentially hurt the situation. Just because you might have a thick skin, not all of our authors do. We all have our own “issues,” and many times use Xanga as a sounding board for advice, and encouragement on how to change, and become better. We all deserve to be treated with respect, and while honesty does hurt sometimes, it can also be done tactfully. Lovelies, please just think twice before you leave a snarky comment, and think about how it would make you feel if someone said those same words to you. Perhaps you can reword your comment to still send the same message, but also offer a bit of positivity.*