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The Ana Refuge
Welcome to the Ana Refuge. You have stumbled across a welcoming, supportive, non-judgemental community of individuals who have (or have had) an eating disorder. Living with an eating disorder is often a painful and isolating experience. The Ana Refuge is dedicated to showing that it doesn't have to be. The wonderful, caring community here at The Refuge is a testament to the fact that individuals living with an eating disorder need not feel alone.
The Ana Refuge is unique in its neutral stance on illness vs. recovery. Regardless of whether or not an individual chooses to seek recovery, each and every individual is equally deserving of acceptance and support. This is not to deny that the consequences of eating disorders are real. They are very real, and eating disorders should not be glorified. Furthermore, individuals living with eating disorders are typically all too aware of the potential harmful and devastating consequences brought about by the illness. However, in spite of this awareness, letting go of an eating disorder is no easy task, and the decision whether or not to recover is ultimately a personal one.
The Ana Refuge seeks to provide individuals living with eating disorders a community free of judgment, a community that fosters open and honest self-expression. We are a safe-haven free of criticism and censorship.
The Ana Refuge welcomes all individuals with eating disorders, past or present, recovered or non-recovered, with open arms. All that we ask is that you come without bias or judgment and maintain a kind and respectful attitude towards other members of the community. That being said, refuge awaits!
A Pro-Ana Website, Community, and Forum
If you do not have an eating disorder, this community is not for you. Eating disorders are not glamorous, and no member of the community would ever wish the illness upon another. Additionally, if you are in recovery and are easily triggered, this is also not the place for you. By proceeding to check out the site and/or forum, you are digitally certifying that you have an eating disorder, possess an open mind, and are of legal age.
The Ana Refuge is a pro-ana online support community for those suffering from eating disorders. The Ana Refuge does not 'teach' individuals how to develop an eating disorder. The forum is intended only for those already afflicted needing support. The Ana Refuge supports those who are living with their ED as well as those who are recovered or are in the process of recovering. We take pride in providing a tolerant, neutral environment. Hostile and hurtful comments are not allowed.