Inspired by the pro_reality livejournal community, originally created by Caroline on March 17, 2003.

1.) in the case where "fighting against pro-anorexia" is involved, speaking out against dangerous tips, and providing information that won't kill you in ten seconds flat. where we're not happy to give tips, but realize that it is better to give tips as an alternative to the dangerous tips you find on other websites. providing information and facts on the dangerous tips you commonly see (ipecac information, for example). tips, no matter what the type, aren't good to have around, however by putting alternatives up, it gives me hope that at least one person will be saved from killing themselves with a dangerous tip they found on another site. hopefully one day we can remove tips from pro-anorexia websites, and pro-reality definition at the same time.

2.) in the case of support, allowing the right to speak your mind without a fifty-page list of rules. the right to say "i need help" when help doesn't always necessarily mean recovery, rather help may mean simply listening and understanding, realizing that this person needs a hug just like everybody else without feeling like they have to recover or get lost. the right to say how you feel without having to mask the reality of what caused your feeling because it may trigger.

3.) giving "the outside world" a view of how people with eating disorders think, feel, and live our everyday lives with an eating disorder. giving society, whether a parent, sufferer, or doctor research tools. providing information for those who may or may not be suffering with an eating disorder, by giving our own stories and opinions on various topics involving eating disorders. at the same time, hopefully removing some of the stigma behind eating disorders, and working to remove the common stereotypes behind eating disorders with real examples and personal stories, rather than just facts from a book.

4.) providing information on various roles in eating disorders. examples of starvation imagery and image editing (example being the altered image section on FoF, where it shows how what you see isn't always the reality), societal roles, and everyday situations where eating disorders may commonly develop, among the many others.