I don’t know how to go about this without posting potentially triggering images, as im new to this and its my first blog post, but my intentions for this post is to hopefully help anyone who is triggered by Felice’s images..
There has been alot of controversy on this subject, but but it is something that is very close to my heart, i have suffered from an eating disorder for almost 10 years now, i have lived with this illness every single day, Ive been in hospital, Ive been an outpatient, Ive seen people die, Ive seen people live through it, Ive met countless young woman and men with this illness as well as experienced it myself, but, i have also recovered, i know the ins and outs of an eating disorder better than most, due to my experiences, so i feel this will be an interesting topic to share from my own perspective.
I am in no way commenting on her illness, i will not ever bash someone for an illness, im simply showing you that she has and does trigger people, whether it be on purpose or not.
Some images of Felice before and after her “recovery”
The first images are of her showing off her tiny limbs..ON PURPOSE on her Eating disorder journal blog.
The second images are of her so called “posing” “anti thinspo” “recovered” image of her
not showing off her tiny figurenow tell me, whats the difference between these two images?
They are almost exactly the same, each image showing a specific part of her body, Legs, Ribs, Collarbones, the only difference is, now shes convincing you shes not doing it on purpose.
Almost EVERY SINGLE picture she takes of herself, or posts online is to show off her body, even her fans have admitted the only reason why they like her is because of her “body”
Admitting that they don’t care about her scamming, lying, coke addiction, or the fact that she triggers people, ultimately showing there true colours. How must she feel knowing that people only like her because of her illness, (and yes i say illness not “body” because loving her body is to love her illness, anorexia made her this way, she wasn’t born like it, shes not naturally thin, she starved herself to become like she is, therefore complimenting her body is to compliment anorexia)
This anon said it best in my opinion:
When i was in hospital, this was exactly the same, we didn’t compliment each other, it was an unwritten rule, when you compliment someone with an anorexic body, you are complimenting there illness, telling them they look good is encouraging there illness, its different when someone is naturally thin because they didn’t suffer to become that way and everyone is beautiful no matter what body type they are, but when you have an illness that’s symptom is becoming deadly skinny, and you compliment there body, you are essentially complimenting the symptom of a deadly mental illness! THIS IS WRONG! THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN!
After posting THIS image on facebook/twitter and tumblr:
People started to complain telling her that there was no need to be half naked, positing her legs and body in such away that triggers lots of young girls who have eating disorders, “just to show off a wig” Once hundreds of people commented telling her in as nice a way as possible, that she is triggering them, instead of apologizing (
because she knows how horrible it is to suffer from an eating disorder and how easy it is to become triggered by images) instead she posted this picture…saying this…
“MAYBE Y’ALL WONT CRY ABOUT THIS ONE” ultimately insulting an entire bunch of young impressionable girls who suffer from eating disorders.
Now i don’t know about you but..having suffered from an eating disorder as she did..If i knew that i had triggered a young girl, i would remove my images, i would make a public apology and a personal apology directly to the young girl, i would try my best to help the girl and never make the same mistake again and then i would cry myself to sleep, i wouldn’t be able to live with myself.
But instead Felice posted the comment above and simply said “its my body and ill do what i like with it”
Then posting her story of anorexia for everyone to see..not apologizing..
THIS is what people had to say about it..
NOW AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.
Felice doesn’t trigger me, and the ONLY reason why, is because i don’t want to be like someone who is so heartless and uncaring towards those who suffer the same as she has, she knows the outcome, she knows the heartache, yet she cant feel for anyone but herself, people “hate” her because of this, i don’t want to be like someone who is hated by thousands because of what a terrible person she is! i would want to be like someone who is loved because of how nice they are! looks mean nothing! I know how hard it is suffering from this illness, but you shouldn’t be triggered by this girl! aim to be healthy, aim to be loved! aim for happiness! its difficult i know, but you are not the only one! and as long as you believe in yourself you will get through this!
I managed to recover because i told myself everyday that i am beautiful for 2 years, i didn’t rely on others to tell me this because there opinions don’t matter, i spent 6 years in and out of hospital, but the thing that got me through was myself..I AM BEAUITFUL, tell yourself it NOW! if you spend your life focusing on what you look like..you have waisted it, and i promise you will regret it! you will miss out on so much life! you will miss out on so much laughter and happiness! i missed out 10 years of my life, and i regret it every single day…i wish i could go back and spend that time learning to love myself! I’m not completely there yet, i still have thoughts now and again, but i am beautiful..and so are you! Felice is NOT someone you should look up too, she is not someone you should aim to be! look at her and know that’s NOT what you should be aiming for! shes not happy..shes uncaring..shes lonely..and shes hated!
Learn to love yourself please! life is the longest thing you will ever experience, if you spend it hating yourself..you will regret it.
As long as you are a nice, caring loving, selfless person, and you belive in yourself, then you are beautiful no matter what! because that’s what true beauty is!! YOU ARE PERFECT <3