PrettyThin used to have a testimonials page on the previous site, prior to the redesign on July 29, 2012. The page had over 330 testimonials from members of the site about what PrettyThin meant to them. Many will be added to this page. If you would like to leave a testimonial, simply reply to the bottom of this page in the comments. Take a moment to share how you stumbled upon PT, what you might have been looking for, and what you found.
I just watched your show on Dr Oz and it made me realise how hard it must be for you to keep this site running, you fight everyday against the world because no one understands what we need. If this site wasnt here there would be so many people with EDs in a crisis, even when its down for a few hours I panic that the law has beaten us and has removed the site. So many depend on this site, it is addictive but in the right way as, without it i feel very low and need someone to talk to. I come on here at my lowest times so talk to people that can help and people that have felt them same feelings. It makes me feel normal. Thank you so much for fighting and keeping the site even though it costs u more to run you know how much all of the members apreciate it which shows that you are doing such a selfless and caring thing for all of us Thank you <3 x
PT is a place I’ve been coming since I was sixteen years old, possibly younger (with a few different accounts as I’ve grown up). I’ve been struggling with eating disorders and a severely distorted self-image for most of my life, to the point where body image has become in control of everything I do. No matter what my life is like on the outside, I’ve always been able to come to PT to express what I’m feeling and experiencing on the inside. The PT community is like the best friend I never had. The understanding, acceptance and positive atmosphere is amazing. Of course, there are a few misguided teenagers who come here to seek advice on their “ana” diet, but they often lose interest. The ones who stay, and who are here for the right reasons, create such a great atmosphere. In every stage of my disorders, PT and its community has been there for me. I have no clue where I’d be without that.
I love this website. It has helped me get through the most difficult times in my life. It has been here for me to vent to and tell everyone how i am feeling. Sometimes I just can’t do that to my friends in the real world. Prettyalone and Prettythin allow me to ask for help without being worried about being judged. If Prettythin is still here its sister site shouldn’t be gone. This site means everything to me. Please I don’t want this website gone. Or what it is now. This site’s purpose is to let the members know they aren’t alone, that they do matter. I thought the tagline before was good. I know you say it is hard for you to keep up with Prettyalone because you don’t have any connections to it like Prettythin but that doesn’t mean we deserve to be forgotten or deleted. You could make it more of a blogging site. You don’t have to be so involoved if you don’t want to be. We just want you to hear us. We all need this site. We all love this site. Please bring it back.
I am so thankful for this site. I know a lot of people would think that it is damaging because it validates my eating disorder, but it keeps me safe from myself. On a couple of occasions I have been close to self harming or killing myself and the girls here have brought me back. It’s an amazing support, and it’s a great feeling to know that I don’t have to hide my problem from everyone, and that there are some people out there that are in exactly the same place I am. Without PT there wouldn’t likely be a safe place like this for us. I am so thankful there is.
Pretty Thin has helped me so much, i have learnt that i am not alone and that other people suffer from the same disorder because of the same reasons. This sight is, to me, a safe place that i can express how i feel and be supported. I honestly cant explain how crap my days would be withought this sight, it gives me something to do with my days other than binge and purge. Thank you Zander for keeping this sight going! Take Care <3 -Jade xx
I’ve been a member of PrettyThin for about four years now and without it I would’ve been lost. There are others on the site that I can relate with instead of just people badgering me about my eating disorder. The talking and friendships I’ve made due to this site have helped me immensely with my recovery.
Without PT, I’d go crazy, just trying to vent to people who understand my ED and don’t judge me for it like my family does all the time. I love you, Aly and other PT members!
I came across PrettyThin when I was 13. I was in a really bad place at the time and needed people to lean on. I found more. I found the best people, the most caring and generous people who would help you through your bad day even when theirs was worse. I’m never alone anymore, because I know that I can always log on and find words of support and love to help me everyday that I fight. If I hadn’t found this website when I did I have no doubt that I would be dead right now. Thankyou James and every single member that makes this website my home.
Thank you, plain and simple. With all the negative responses to eating disorders, I found a home here, somewhere I can talk and not be judged, somewhere where people understand you and don’t make you feel so different and lost. Thank you, James
I’m so happy I’m not alone with my journey through this.. Makes me feel better to know I have other people who feel the way I do and are in the same position as I am.
Many people look at prettythin as a pro eating disorder website, that the idea of “recovery ” is a sham. But they are all wrong. PT for me was a place where I could scream and shout and kick and fight against recovery, and then it developed into a place where I could scream and shout and kick and fight against my eating disorder. A place where I could turn my sisters and admit when I didn’t feel good. PT is my go to place when I need to talk it out, it became a family of trust for me, and a key part of my recovery. I am not fully recovered, I still struggle, but PT always helps me when I fall down. I am so grateful to all the members and everyone who contributes, thank you so much.
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