I think Anna is more than a little disappointed that she can’t whip out her bag o’ shit at gatherings for sympathy. Even she understands at this point that a shitbag is the bad kind of munchie equipment. It doesn’t elicit sympathy so much, but it definitely elicits revulsion. She probably just eludes to it and makes dramatic exits to tend to it, making sure everyone knows she’s suffering.To be honest though, would you want Anna at a family event? Complaining about her multitude of illnesses while you're trying to watch fireworks, explaining in exquisite detail how her shitbag works and how she could never eat anything from a barbeque while everyone's eating, dragging her mother off to the bathroom to wipe her stomach asshole because oh no another leak...
Her parents have absolutely tried such tactics.It's a damned shame nobody in this woman's life cares enough to try to HELP her, rather than enable her to indulge in her eating disorders. If nothing else, you'd think her religious weirdness could be used as a wedge: "Yes, Anna, God is wonderful. God is love. God filled the world with healthy and delicious things for humans to eat -- I wonder if he feels hurt, to see you ignoring all these wonderful foods he hath made, in lieu of artificial overpriced 'Walden Farms' no-nutrition products?"
Anna just managed to weaponized Jesus/religion and use it to further her ED behaviors. She uses the ultra-pious, bible reading Christian girl schtick as cover for her ED and other BS.
Her parents are both preachers and have sent her to Christian therapists, they’ve tried to use religion to cure her ED from the get go and it has always been an abject failure. ED are notoriously hard to treat, I think trying to use religion as part of “healing” her made matters worse. She just managed to use the religion angle better than they did.
Anna’s endless, terrible IG sermons and photos of all underlining all her bible, bible guides and devotional readings show someone who needs less religion in her life, not more. She’s managed to make Jesus and God toxic co-conspirators for her ED.