The Red Bracelet project is all about IFOF.
IFOF is a term that means "identification friend or foe" most commonly used in the aircraft industry. It is a thing on an airplane that tells people reading the signal if they are a friend or foe. We now have a system of our own.
The bracelet project exists so other pro ed girls can recognize each other. There is a lot of confusion even within the pro ana/mia community itself, with regards to what colour symbolizes what. As far as i know these are the most common interpretations:
Purple or Blue: Bulimia
Green: Fasting at that time
Black: SI (self injury) / Depression
Pink: EDNOS (eating disorder not yet specified)
How ever the biggest clue is the presence of a dragonfly charm; you can buy the bracelet, or you can make it yourself.
So anytime you see someone you think may be wearing one of these bracelets, capture their eye contact and point to your bracelet, and if they return the same point to theirs ... then they are ED friendly. If not, then its just someone whom is wearing one.
(above: a good example of an ana bracelet)
I find a lot of girls are waiting to wear their bracelet until they think they're worth it...I ask you NOT to do the same! It's made to show you're an ED girl, not to show you're underweight already. If we all wear our bracelets, we can recognize each other, help and support each other! So please, don't wait!