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Dear people who follow me for thinspo.


Hi there! I’m Amber! You might not know that, you probably just started following me because every time I post a picture of my body, you remind yourself that I am what you don’t want to look like.

This is my body, if you don’t remember.




Lots of people I know get upset when people like you start following them, dear thinspo person.

But I don’t mind. Follow away!

I understand what it’s like to have an eating disorder. And though I don’t understand what it’s like to be you, if I can be the one positive person that comes up on your dashboard, I would be honored.

You see, I love my body. Not because I’m fat. Not in spite of my fat. I love my body because it’s the only one I have. I love my body because it deserves to have my love. I’d love it at 100lbs lighter or 100lbs heavier. Nothing is ever, ever going to stop me. And I think maybe you need to see that. Maybe you need to be reminded, among all the pictures of ribcages and thigh gaps, that the number on the scale does not define you. That happiness is possible no matter what your body looks like.

And maybe you need to be reminded that the people like me that you follow are actual people with feelings just like you.

I know you’re probably hurting. I know you’re sick. I know that seeing pictures of me, or reading this post, isn’t going to magically cure you. I know that what you’re going through is a struggle that you face every day. But I’m here to let you know that I care. And I wish you nothing but happiness.

It’s so tough. But please be kind to yourself. Please take care of yourself. 

Good luck.

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