Where I Stand’s Eating Disorder Recovery Awareness Campaign
This is Purple Love
Welcome to the Purple Love Campaign. Over the past two years we’ve had thousands of participants with photos and stories. We’ve spread to 6 continents and 32 different countries (that we could count).
How the campaign works:
Take a piece of paper, cardboard, art project (or any medium of your choice really) and tell us why you wear purple in support of eating disorder recovery awareness. Then snap a picture and post it on the event in solidarity with other people on the road of recovery, finding their way, and/or supporting a loved one.
The theme is the same as it always has been: We are not alone, and through that we can find beauty and grace, even in the darkest of struggles.
Purple Love is shedding light on something that society considers dark and shameful, so that collectively we can heal ourselves and our society. We are beautiful.
A few things to keep in mind:
1. In photos, be aware of what might trigger other members. Please avoid any and all types of “thinspiration” (or photos that are likely to be interpreted as such). If you are unsure, feel free to send them to Where I Stand in a private message first.
2. If you wish to post your story on our event, we caution you to avoid all triggering numbers (Weights, calories, clothing sizes, food numbers, etc). Also avoid getting too specific with behaviors as well- We’re all in a different place. Let’s be supportive of that!
3. If you are concerned about anything posted on the event wall, know that we have about 10 moderators working the event. Feel free to send a private message to Where I Stand explaining your concern. We will do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible!
4. This event is to spread light, hope, encouragement, support, and awareness to eating disorder recovery. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel this event is detrimental to your recovery or your well being at all, please don’t participate. Everyone is different, and while we strive to make this event as positive and supportive as possible for the greatest number of people, we also acknowledge that some people might be better to avoid it. We support you in that too!
You are loved.