As you know, Erin has made a “stretch goal” list for milestones along the path of donations.
#5, which I mentioned that we made, yesterday, is a pin-up, cheesecake, or bikini shot.
What I didn’t mention is that when Erin heard we’d surpassed that goal, she began to panic.
She has severe body dysmorphic disorder, and didn’t think we’d make it to that tier amount, let alone go above it.
She keeps saying that she made a promise, and she’s not going to break it, but then admitted that the idea made her throw up from fear, not just to me, but on her Facebook page.
So here’s my gauntlet:
UNLESS AND/OR UNTIL ERIN IS COMFORTABLE POSTING SUCH A PICTURE (bikini in particular), IT IS NO LONGER IN THE RUNNING FOR THE DONATIONS.
I AM THE ONE MAKING THIS DECISION, NOT HER. She has broken no promises, so if you want to bitch at someone, bitch at me.
She just made a blog post about this subject actively begging for you guys not to ask for bikini shots, but still says she’ll do them if enough people ask. She did this because she knew I was going to make this post. There’s your proof that she’s not backing out, but that instead, I’m calling it.
Coercion of something that makes someone uncomfortable, unhappy, and literally sick is not in my Morality Wheel.
My health is not worth jeopardizing the health of a friend, let alone a friend who’s done so much for me.
We take care of our own. That’s what I’m doing, here. Period.