In her speech at Harvard, Franca Sozzani mentioned that she would ”soon launch a provocation to stop” pro-anorexia and pro-bulemia websites by asking “for the help of the users themselves.” Sozzani is nothing if not a woman of her word and so Vogue Italia has turned to its readers to blog about the dangers of eating disorders and these websites in particular.
In a post on the magazine’s website, readers are urged to :
Create a blog – or, if you already have one, create a special section inside it – where you can discuss eating disorders, in which you can try to help and support young people suffering from these disorders, anorexia and bulimia, seeking alternatives or practical advice to support them.
Bloggers are then advised to leave their name, city and a link to their blog as well as a “phrase that represents you as authors” in the comments section, which Vogue Italia will use to create a global directory. The aim is to provide a support system for those suffering from eating disorders and to discredit the proliferation of pro-ana and pro-mia sites around the world.
What do you think of this initiative and should all bloggers feel inspired to participate?