As part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, NEDA and the Model Alliance co-hosted a panel at Pace University last night, called "Inside the Modeling Industry: A Conversation About Health and Beauty in Fashion." It was a complex and personal discussion for the models present.
If you were around on the interwebs last week the site Skinny Gossip might ring a bell. Last month the site wrote an excessively nasty post criticizing Kate Upton's body (the phrase "squishy brick" was used, among other, ickier descriptors). You might also remember that the site--despite all evidence to the contrary (see: 'Starvation Tip of the Day', Thinspo, any other post)--vehemently denies that they encourage eating disorders or self-harm. No, they say, they're not Pro-Ana. They're Pro-Skinny. All together now: Huh?