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Rebecca Adams

The Dark Side Of 'Fitspiration' | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women

This article contains language and graphic descriptions that may be triggering for those who struggle with disordered eating. Just a few months ago...

The Culture of Obesity

Venetia Thompson | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Venetia Thompson

We cannot allow this madness to progress further than it already has. Having a functional, fit body cannot become the 'privilege' of the upper classes, or of celebrities who can afford personal trainers and daily deliveries of perfectly balanced healthy food.

Hilarious, Body-Positive Fitspiration? We Found It

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women

If you've ever looked to the Internet for a bit of healthy lifestyle encouragement, you might have come across "fitspiration." While its origins may h...

Can Thinspiration Really Be #Banned From Instagram?

Lauren Duca | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Lauren Duca

The thinspiration movement won't be done away with by blocking the #thinspo hashtag, and the resilience of pro-ana websites proves that. So, if Insta-bans won't work, what can we do?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

With One Small Change, Could Google Fight Thinspo? | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women

Kathy Benn believes her older daughter, Shelby Starner, had an epiphany on the night of June 22, 2003. Shelby, 19, had been struggling with bulimia fo...

A Step Towards Ending 'Thinspiration' On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

In January, the Huffington Post took a look at the thinspiration community on Twitter in light of the company's statements that they had no intention ...

Is 'Thinspo' for Guys Any Less Harmful Than 'Thinspo' For Girls?

Cristen Conger | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Cristen Conger

Even though the media have reported on "thinspiration" -- a.k.a. thinspo -- websites for more than a decade, one of the first direct acknowledgement...

There Is Nothing Good About 'Thinspo'

Phoebe Dodds | Posted 06.10.2013 | Teen
Phoebe Dodds

I can see absolutely nothing good about "thinspo." To me, Twitter and Tumblr should be doing all they can to shut down the pro-anorexia accounts, which just harm people.

What Teens Are Saying About The 'Thigh Gap' Obsession... (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 04.02.2013 | Teen

Whether it's a desire for a flatter stomach, toned legs or a lower body mass index, many young women, unfortunately, are no stranger struggling with b...

Is YouTube Poised To Become The Next 'Thinspo' Frontier?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.28.2013 | Women

YouTube isn't just home to TV show clips, cute kid videos and animal videos. According to new research, it's also yet another online platform inadvert...

Thigh Gap A Growing Obsession Online... But Not Necessarily At The Surgeon's Office

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.01.2013 | Style

"I used to think there was just fat and skinny," a wise girl once told us. "But apparently there's lots of things that can be wrong on your body." ...

Why 'Thinspo' Doesn't Work: Study Shows Skinny Models Undermine Your Diet

Posted 01.04.2013 | Healthy Living

We've all heard this dubious piece of advice: stick a photo of a thin celebrity on your fridge. Keep a photo of your skinnier self on-hand. (Or, conve...

Instagram Still Promotes Eating Disorders, Charity Says

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Although Instagram has taken some steps to ban hashtags and images that celebrate eating disorders, one charity is still concerned that the photo-shar...

Karlie Kloss Airbrushed To Look Less Thin: This Is Not Body Positive

BlissTree | Posted 11.28.2012 | Teen

Numéro magazine recently airbrushed model Karlie Kloss... to make her look less thin.. Airbrushing the ribs off a thin model is every bit as disturbing as whittling away thighs and tummies.

Pinterest Finally Bans Thinspo Content, But What About Tumblr?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.10.2012 | Teen

Six months after Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram updated their content policies regarding eating disorders and self-harm, Pinterest has finally made a...

I'm Concerned That Miley Cyrus Is Getting Very Thinspo-y

BlissTree | Posted 10.07.2012 | Teen

Oh Miley Cyrus. I think it's really great that you've discovered a gluten-free diet that works for you, and that you love Pilates. But you're getting dangerously close to thinspo territory, girl.

Why 'Thinspo' And 'Pro-Ana' Are The Same Thing

HelloGiggles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

Kate Upton is fat, everyone. True, the stunning 20-year-old somehow managed to sneak under the vigilant radar of the Skinny Police and land the cov...

'Fitspiration': Why It Isn't So Inspirational

Lexie Kite | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women
Lexie Kite

If you are on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter, you have seen fitness inspiration images just in time for "bikini season" to motivate you to "get fit" -- we call them "fitspiration." This is NOT healthy or inspiring.

Tyra Banks: I Used To Be 'Too Heavy' To Be A Model

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.17.2012 | Black Voices

It's hard to imagine the fashion world without Tyra Banks. We would have never seen her signature runway walk, been obsessed with "America's Next Top ...

Tyra Banks: 'Considered Too Heavy' To Be A Model

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

It's hard to imagine the fashion world without Tyra Banks. We would have never seen her signature runway walk, been obsessed with "America's Next Top ...

Why Is Vogue Ahead of Seventeen In The War On Eating Disorders?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Hayley Krischer

With the eruption of thinspo and pro-ana material on the web, it's reasonable to assume that Seventeen might take this opportunity to feature girls of varying sizes and shapes.

Instagram Bans 'Thinspo'

Posted 04.23.2012 | Teen

When Tumblr and Pinterest came under fire for housing 'thinspiration' communities that actively encourage eating disorders, a more hidden community on...

Are 'Thinspo' Bans Really Working?

Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

Despite campaigns to take down "Thinspo" content from Tumblr and Pinterest, the material continues to emerge on different online communities, causing ...

Girls, Boys and Body Image

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 05.29.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

Girls are socialized to talk and share. The social networking of Thinspo and hunger blogs exemplify that. Boys don't tend to discuss their weight with each other.

'Thinspo' Finds A New Home On Instagram

The Huffingon Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.28.2012 | Teen

Online 'thinspiration' communities -- where members share photos of emaciated women, weight loss tips, and 'motivational' quotes -- have recently been...