You Have to See This Anorexia Survivor’s Badass Body-Positive Instagram

You Have to See This Anorexia Survivor’s Badass Body-Positive Instagram

Megan Jayne was diagnosed with an eating disorder at 14 and battled anorexia for the next two years. At her lowest point| she weighed 61 pounds and was told by doctors that she had weeks left to live. She was kept alive by a feeding tube and eventually became accustomed to a regular diet. These days| she can be found blogging about body positivity| feminism| and the cathartic power of social media.

On her website| You’ll Be So Inspired by What This Woman Looks Like Now After Her Battle With Anorexia

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“For everyone else who wants to get a sweat on – let’s collectively stop giving a crap what we look like while we’re working out. Fitness isn’t exclusive| everybody is entitled to move without judgement| and without the assumption that we’re trying to lose weight – I don’t want to lose a single pound of this glorious jiggle. Forget the red face| forget the sweat| just enjoy yourself.””

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“”I’m not trading in any more pieces of myself for an empty promise of happiness hiding in my bathroom scales. We deserve better. Let’s take our happiness now| just as we are. No more self loathing. No more comparing ourselves to photoshopped ideals. No more believing in the lies.””

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“”When you stop using exercise to torture your body into weight loss submission| you might just find ways to move that you actually enjoy. Ways that feel good| without pressure| without obligation| moving for the joy of moving. And if not| that’s cool too!””

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“”We’ve all been poisoned by a world that profits from us hating our bodies| and if they had their way we’d be tied down forever. Paying for their impossible idea of perfection with our money| our self esteem| our happiness. But I know that you can break free. Because I did. You just have to believe that you can. You have more strength inside of yourself than you will ever know.””

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“”Holidays completely changed when I found body positivity. No more crash diets before leaving. No more bikini fear. No more fear in general| of doing or wearing anything that might make me look less than perfect to anyone who might be looking at me. I’m not there for them anymore. I’m there for me.””

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“”One day you’ll see| that it was inside you all along – the power to smash the mirror into pieces too small to ever pierce through your self esteem again. One day you’ll see| that you could have lived unburdened by lies about your worth residing in your reflection. That you could have laughed with your whole body shaking. That you could have devoured every bite without shame. That you could have lived every moment| for yourself.””

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“”To all the pictures we’ve deleted. To all the ones we’ve avoided. To all the spotlights we’ve hidden away from. To all the outfits we’ve been too worried to wear. To all the moments we’ve been too scared to embrace. ‘That’s my bad side.’ ‘The camera angle is all wrong.’ ‘Always dress for your shape| remember to disguise your flaws.’ ‘When I’ve lost the last 10 pounds| then I can finally be happy.'””

Heartfelt Response to ‘Anna Rexia’ Costume From Someone Who’s Actually Lived the Nightmare

There are some gory and distasteful Halloween costumes out there, but this one of “Anna Rexia” is absolutely offensive.

Making a joke about this devastating eating disorder is completely insensitive, and two years ago, Jessi Davin, a 26-year-old woman from Florida, wrote a powerful response. Diagnosed with anorexia at age 19, she battled with it for four years. In her blog post, she posted photos of herself in the hospital with the caption, “Real sexy, huh? This is “Anna Rexia’s” real monstrous face.”

She also wrote, “Wanna dress up like an Anorexic? All it takes is:

4 years of hospitalization A nasogastric feeding-tube because you’ve starved yourself so much that your body doesn’t recognize food as a good thing and tries to attack itself.Re-Feeding Syndrome, which can kill you.A father crying and pleading on his knees begging for you to get helpA mother who cries every time she sees you because you look and SMELL like death.Almost every major organ in your body failing.And if you don’t get help like I do, or even if you do, a coffin. Because I’ve lost more friends to this eating disorder then anything I’ve ever faced.”

She wants people to know that she almost died from this mental illness, and it shouldn’t be marketed as a sexy costume. Jessi concluded the post with, “Want to dress as “Anna Rexia”? Just go as a Vampire, or a Zombie. Because 1/3 of us are dead.”

It’s difficult to fully recover from anorexia, even with treatment, you can fall back into old habits. Jessi was recently married and is happily 27 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. Yay! Unfortunately, she’s back in treatment and staying in the hospital due to her high-risk pregnancy, doing everything she can for her daughter’s well-being.

@RingsideNews Severe morning sickness caused me to relapse into my anorexia. But I’m fighting hard for me & baby! pic.twitter.com/BvpCS0js0i¡ª Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) July 20, 2015

Jessi told BuzzFeed, “If my post helps spread awareness for anorexia and other eating disorders and helps those who don’t understand maybe comprehend just a little bit more, then I’ve accomplished what I set out to do.”

In the Hospital, but Baby Scarlett and I are still all ready for the game! 27 weeks! GO BUCKS! #OhioState #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/saPA6rKc8T¡ª Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) October 17, 2015

Image Source: Twitter user jessithebuckeye

Heartfelt Response to ‘Anna Rexia’ Costume From Someone Who’s Actually Lived the Nightmare

There are some gory and distasteful Halloween costumes out there| but this one of “Anna Rexia” is absolutely offensive.

Making a joke about this devastating eating disorder is completely insensitive| and two years ago| Jessi Davin| a 26-year-old woman from Florida| wrote a powerful response. Diagnosed with anorexia at age 19| she battled with it for four years. In her blog post| she posted photos of herself in the hospital with the caption| “Real sexy| huh? This is “Anna Rexia’s” real monstrous face.”

She also wrote| “Wanna dress up like an Anorexic? All it takes is:

4 years of hospitalization A nasogastric feeding-tube because you’ve starved yourself so much that your body doesn’t recognize food as a good thing and tries to attack itself.Re-Feeding Syndrome| which can kill you.A father crying and pleading on his knees begging for you to get helpA mother who cries every time she sees you because you look and SMELL like death.Almost every major organ in your body failing.And if you don’t get help like I do| or even if you do| a coffin. Because I’ve lost more friends to this eating disorder then anything I’ve ever faced.”

She wants people to know that she almost died from this mental illness| and it shouldn’t be marketed as a sexy costume. Jessi concluded the post with| “Want to dress as “Anna Rexia”? Just go as a Vampire| or a Zombie. Because 1/3 of us are dead.”

It’s difficult to fully recover from anorexia| even with treatment| you can fall back into old habits. Jessi was recently married and is happily 27 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. Yay! Unfortunately| she’s back in treatment and staying in the hospital due to her high-risk pregnancy| doing everything she can for her daughter’s well-being.

@RingsideNews Severe morning sickness caused me to relapse into my anorexia. But I’m fighting hard for me & baby! pic.twitter.com/BvpCS0js0i¡ª Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) July 20| 2015

Jessi told BuzzFeed| “If my post helps spread awareness for anorexia and other eating disorders and helps those who don’t understand maybe comprehend just a little bit more| then I’ve accomplished what I set out to do.”

In the Hospital| but Baby Scarlett and I are still all ready for the game! 27 weeks! GO BUCKS! #OhioState #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/saPA6rKc8T¡ª Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) October 17| 2015

Image Source: Twitter user jessithebuckeye