Striving to lose

By AMANDA SOO Is social media to blame for making girls more obsessed than ever with being thin? TWO months ago, America’s Next Top Model judge and fashion blogger Bryanboy was accused of encouraging ‘thinspiration’ among his 350,000 followers when he tweeted “Mark your calendars kids! You have less than a month to lose […]

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What is ‘thinspiration’?

The term thinspiration, or thinspo for short, derives from the words ‘thin’ and ‘inspiration’. Thinspiration is the use of images and quotes to motivate an individual to lose weight or to remain thin. Often used interchangeably with the term pro-anorexia or pro-ana, websites that promote thinspiration were originally used to as a support group for […]

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