Invisible Illness
Published in

Invisible Illness

Why You Hate the Skinny Girl

Being thin is not always a privilege

Photo by Christopher Campbell on Unsplash

I am the skinny girl.

And that means some of you already envy me. I know you have envy in your heart when you say, “I wish I had your body.” Or “You are so lucky to be thin.” But my favorite is — “How do you stay so thin?”

My response — develop a rare autoimmune disease that prevents you from eating.




We don't talk enough about mental health.

Recommended from Medium


How to Break Free of Self-Imposed Limitations by Embodying Philosophy

Watch one, do one, teach one? [Could you?]

Single Feels Strong

Lead yourself.

Tired of New Year’s Resolutions? Try the Opposite.

I read somewhere "to define is to limit" A good amount of time has passed since last January, When…

Learning a new things in life doesn’t matter how old are you.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact:

More from Medium

Hitting Rock Bottom Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

My Friends’ Nicknames for Me Are a Manifestation of Their Joy

a group of people around a table smiling at the camera

Quarantining in Korea While America Burns

The Kanye Situation Is Not Funny