Vogue Italia has decided to join the efforts for combatting the pro-ana (anorexia) and pro-mia (bulimia) websites, which have accumulated over the years.
The publication is asking its readers to create a blog, or if someone already has an existing one, to dedicate a section of it to discuss eating disorders.
This discussion of eating disorders is an attempt to provide support and practical advice for individuals with these disorders who are seeking help online. The overall goal is to have as many positive blogs as there are pro-ana/mia websites to create a canceling out effect. The idea is to create an online community where people in need can talk to someone to whom they can relate on some level. Vogue Italia would like the focus of these ana/mia discussions to be on health, nutrition, historic cases of the impacts of these disorders etc.