Anorexia isn’t just a thin people problem

Y. Vue
ILLUMINATION
Published in
3 min readJul 19, 2023

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A common misconception about anorexia is that anorexic people are all stick thin and gaunt. That’s not actually true. That’s the most serious cases of anorexia, when the physical can no longer hide the mental and emotional, but anorexia and bulemia can be well hidden in larger people too.

In my teen and adult life, I have never — not for a single day — been super thin. Since my junior year in…

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