We are defining ourselves beyond the eating disorders that used to control us. Have an inspiring body-positive piece of writing for the collection? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "WBB Essay" in the subject line. (Or get in touch through myspace) The essays in this section are guest-written.
The Post-Pro-Ana Post-It Project
Orange Revolution - Join the orange stickie-note revolution today. (And send pictures! This idea by AliceStar!)
Recovery Process - Normalizing Recovery
I - by Willow - Who am I without the eating disorder?
First Month Something to Brag About - by Girl Next Door
Learning to Let Go - by Willow
Marathon - by Vicki Ann
Quotable Quotes - by various. More to come.
Recovery - A Form of Rebirth - by Lori - Being in the Moment.
Recovery Achieved by Taking Life As It Comes - by Hazel
Socializing is Vital to Recovery... But How Do You Do It? - by Amy
When Recovery Feels Like a Lie - by Shannon Cutts, webmaster for Key-to-Life.com
We Cannot Escape Biology - by Amy
Recovery Guitar - by Jackie of journeytoworthy.com posts her call for creative submissions.
Who's With Us? - by TwistedBarbie
Worth - by Jen
Getting Treatment / Outside Help
Relationships - Friends, Family & Spouses
Tips When Getting Advice Online
You Get What You Give - by wicked sister
No One Said It's Easy
Pack Animals - by Muse
Not Anymore - by Vicky Ann
Slips in Recovery - Not a Failure - by wicked.sister
Why It's Hard to Change - by Willow
Why Me, and Why Am I Complaining? - by Luna
We Were Never Taught How To Find a Healthy Balance - by Amy
There Was No Mirror - It's Not Always About Being Skinny - by Trudi Evans, Editor and Publisher for As We Are Magazine
You are Special [But Not Because of Your ED] - by Emerald
How the Truth Sets You Free: Are You Willing to be Vulnerable? - by Karly of FirstOurselves.com
Letters to Ourselves and Our Bodies
A Letter to my Body - by Genevieve
Dear Body - by Luna
Dearest You - by fiftyfiveassorted
Ode to My Functional Body - by Lori
Proud of My Body - by amster_71
I am a Masterpiece - by fruitsnack
True Beauty - by fleurdelisa
Why Does Loving Your Body Matter Anyway? - by Karly of FirstOurselves.com
My Body and I Are Not Two Separate Things - by peacewithin
A Glimpse in the Mirror - Tiffany R. Jansen
Coping with Weight Gain
What to Expect with Recovery Weight Gain - by Luna (updated)
Self-Nurturing and Self-Esteem
Nurture Yourself - by Grey
Nurturing Rituals - by Muse - What's yours?
Self-Nurturing to Prevent Panic Attacks - by Luna
Find Your Identity, Find Your Passion! - by Amy
The Self-Care/Loving Your Body Connection - by Karly of FirstOurselves.com
Semantics - Debating the Issues
Ana Groupthink - by Muse
Is We Bite Back a Pro-Recovery Site? - by Willow - A lot of moderate pro-ana sites have slowly shifted to become "pro-recovery" communities, with lingering hints of the old persona.
My Recovery - Was it Ever Real? - by Shannon Cutts, webmaster for Key-to-Life.com answers a reader question.
Why are Some Magazines Still "Advertising" Pro-Ana? - by Sharon Hodgson, We Bite Back founder.
The Personal Is Political
Being Happy Is What Counts
Beyond Recovery - Once It Gets Easier
Bonuses in Recovery - by amster_71
Since pro-ana sites have a wealth of content to "help you lose", we wanted to give you some food for thought to "help you win" against your eating disorder. If you have an inspiring piece of writing you'd like us to host here on We Bite Back, email it to us (tell us if you want us to credit to your name, an alias or anonymously.) Remember... together we can all bite back. You can either be a positive influence or a negative influence in the world and online. Strive to stay positive & keep a sunny orange disposition.
Video created and submitted by FadingHippie for our one year anniversary.