Woman with Eating Disorder Explains the Problem with a Sexy 'Anna Rexia' Halloween Costume
"Anorexia is nothing to party about or laugh at. It's real, it's deadly, and should not be marketed as a slutty outfit," says Jessi Davin
Jessi Davin has struggled with anorexia, and she wants people to know there is nothing sexy about it.
“Real sexy, huh?” she posted. “Not really. This is ‘Anna Rexia’s’ real monstrous face.”
Davin then included several photos of herself in a hospital bed with a feeding tube coming out of her nose.
“Think anorexia is funny?” continues the blog. “Sorry. I am a survivor and find nothing cute about this.”
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She then outlines what it really takes to dress up like an anorexic person for Halloween.
“Four years of hospitalization; a nasogastric feeding-tube because you’ve starved yourself so much that your body doesn’t recognize food as a good thing and tries to attack itself; re-feeding syndrome, which can kill you; emotional struggles for years.”
Davin also mentions the pain she’s caused her parents, having to miss birthdays and holidays to be in the hospital, needing a wheelchair to get around, and numerous medications for anxiety and health issues caused by the disease.
“I almost died from this,” she writes. “This not funny. Anorexia is nothing to party about or laugh at. It’s real, it’s deadly, and should not be marketed as a slutty outfit.”
“Want to dress as ‘Anna Rexia’?” she concludes. “Just go as a vampire, or a zombie. Because a third of us are dead.”
Davin was in recovery when she wrote the post, but is currently back in treatment. She is also now pregnant with a daughter due in January of next year.