Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

Your Health Does Not Indicate Your Value as a Person

The conflation of weight, health, and personal value.

Photo by Sean S on Unsplash

We live in a world where being fat is considered a bad thing, and being fit is considered a good thing. This makes sense on the surface — being in shape and healthy is something we should all aspire to, right? Eat well, exercise, take care of yourself, and you’ll do fine in the eyes of…

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.