I’m Daisy, and I run GTFOthinspo
But you probably know that already, right?
I was thinking earlier, and I’ve never really told you guys anything about myself, so I figure that’s what I’m going to do!
I started this blog in around March 2011, I was fifteen, and my best friend had moved back to South Africa a few months before (I won’t go into it, but it wasn’t exactly their primary choice to do so), and I was in a pretty shitty place. Not as bad as I’ve been, before that and since, but hardly nice either.
(mild tw for brief discussion of self harm and ED)
I’m not going to get into the gritty details, there’s no point, but when I was 12 I started self harming, which then became an addiction, as I was managing to stop self harming gradually when I was turning 13, I developed an eating disorder. I’m 16 now, and it’s been about a year since I starved myself for an extended period of time, and probably about a month since I last self harmed, but they’re both somewhat under control.
The whole reason I started this blog wasn’t actually to do with anyone else at all. I started it because I recovered on my own. The people that follow my personal blog knew, and my close friends knew, but that was it. To this day nobody in my family knows about any of this. Thinspo was part of the reason I developed an ED and I wasn’t going to let it do the same to me again, so I started this.
Now, it’s more about other people, other people’s stories and recoveries. And feminism too.
Okay, so that’s the ‘life story’ boring shit out the way. As I’ve said, I’m 17. I’m a queer cisgirl and I swing heavily towards girls. I have a boyfriend, but he’s the only guy I’ve EVER felt romantically attached too. I’m six foot tall and the last time I weighed myself I was around 12 stone (170lbs). I love music like Panic! at the Disco, LIGHTS, The Like, Tennis, Best Coast, and a shit load more, reading, Homestuck, films, although I have pretty bad taste, my favourites are The Breakfast Club, American Psycho (love the book too), and romcoms with J-Lo, and I really really like Jason Segel. I want to be a writer and (oh no!) publish novels maybe one day, and to hopefully do something with this, take GTFOthinspo onto a new platform or something, I’m not sure yet.