On Eating Disorders and the Danger of "Pro-Ana" Sites

The following words spelled out in scrabble letters against a dark brown wood background: "eating disorders," "anorexia," and "bulimia" Annie Spratt/Unsplash

The rise of “pro-ana” sites–a subculture that promotes anorexia or bulimia–can be dangerous, especially for young women. This piece looks at why these sites are attractive to people who struggle with eating disorders and provides alternative social media sites that provide healthy peer support and safe online resources.