“A shockingly sad video.” (Heartbreaking)

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 23, 2011
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Anorexia Bulimia Contac:

Comment via Reddit:

As a recovering anorexic (who also suffered bouts of purging) I can say that this is pretty damn accurate. Even after 7 years of therapy and 5 months in a residential treatment facility, I can’t see myself accurately in a mirror. I look at a pair of my jeans (size 4, still small) and think, “Huh, those are small jeans. I can’t possibly be fat if I can wear those jeans.” Then I look at myself in the mirror in said jeans and think, “Holy shit, why am I so fat?”

This commercial (and accompanying photo campaign) make me cry every time.


Most upvoted comment on youtube:

damn i was looking in the mirror and was like ‘wtf she’s hot’…

and then the camera zoomed out and my heart literally dropped.

very powerful message, im a guy and i dont have any disorder’s or anything, im just saying.



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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