The Truth of It: Nicole

Nicole was diagnosed non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at the age of 16. She has two sisters and began college last fall.

The Truth of It: Yvonne

Before her diagnosis Yvonne worked in mental health, addictions and spiritual care. She was diagnosed at age 45 with rectal cancer.

FEMMEfille

When it was first released, the NO-anorexia ad campaign, brainchild of provocateur photographer Oliveri Toscani pushed the creative envelope, challenging the institutionalized silence in which anorexia had become ensconced by placing the tacit subject of disease behind the lens. Since then, Isabelle Caro, Oliveri’s model, an aspiring actress, has become a fixture within the world popular culture, drawing the attention audiences whose fascination with her exhibitionism, and self-destructive exploitation of her illness, continues to reach new heights. Firm and straightforward in her conviction, Isabell is the self-appointed poster-child of a widespread disease that remains all but hidden from public discourse. Harnessing the attention that’s descended on her, Isabell boldly reconciles her own condition with an invocation to confront the stigma of disease, as it currently exists in popular culture. Her body, her career, though tainted, becomes her sacrifice.

The Truth About Online Anorexia Part 1

Fearne Cotton examines the ongoing trend for super-slim women and immerses herself in the worrying world of pro-ana websites who encourage anorexia and starvation as a life choice.

As Fearne explores the diet and exercise regime of a pro-ana, shell try some of the extreme regimes that they endorse and meet other girls whove embraced the same lifestyle. She will explore the seductive nature of these support groups, examine the world of competitive dieting, and look at relationships that ordinary women have with each other when it comes to diet and body image.

The Truth About Online Anorexia Part 2

Fearne Cotton examines the ongoing trend for super-slim women and immerses herself in the worrying world of pro-ana websites who encourage anorexia and starvation as a life choice.

As Fearne explores the diet and exercise regime of a pro-ana, shell try some of the extreme regimes that they endorse and meet other girls whove embraced the same lifestyle. She will explore the seductive nature of these support groups, examine the world of competitive dieting, and look at relationships that ordinary women have with each other when it comes to diet and body image.