I just noticed I’m fifteen followers away from 1000. :O I feel like I should do something special when I get there! What should I do?
a-box-of-cats asked: hi. i really like your "very brief guide to self-care" infographic, but i'm confused about the "purge" part. could you please explain what sort of purging you mean?
The idea was that those techniques and a quick-and-dirty way to ‘purge’ the shitty feelings out all at once. I used that word specifically because it is not a pleasant one; I don’t particularly want those options to look too good because they can be harmful. As the anon below pointed out, though, it’s a word that can be triggering or distressing for people who deal with eating disorders. I’ve tagged the comic in a way I hope is appropriate so people can avoid it.
Anonymous asked: i read your guide and really loved it, and thought it was super duper helpful, but using the word "purge" is sort of a bad idea for people with conditions like bulimia (which i deal with) and i just wasn't expecting to see it on a self-care sheet in a positive way. in the future, maybe would it be possible to tw that?
You are so right. I will put appropriate tags on that post right now. Thank you so much for letting me know, and so sorry if it affected you negatively.