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Tess Holiday Shows Atypical Anorexia Is Still Anorexia

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Recently, plus-size model and body positivity activist Tess Holliday opened up about her struggle with anorexia nervosa, which subsequently led to hate from those who accused her of lying because she lives in a larger body.

This alone demonstrates why it is so important that body diversity is present in the eating disorder community, and why I find Tess Holliday’s admission so vital in this fight.

There is so much stigma around what a person with an eating disorder “should look like” and individuals in larger bodies living with an eating disorder are often overlooked– many falling under the radar and suffering many of the same complications from their eating disorders as those living in smaller bodies.

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