Teen Maps Her Recovery From Anorexia Over Instagram

  • Antonia Eriksson isn’t like most 18-year-olds on Instagram. She’s got the selfies and the food porn, but for her, Instagram is something different: it’s about charting her path to recovery from an eating disorder. Her account used to be entitled @fightinganorexia and began in September 2012, when she was hospitalized near death. Her very first picture was from a hospital bed. Now she posts photographs of healthy foods and of her stronger, healthier body after workouts. [The Daily Dot, Instagram.com/EatMoveImprove]
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