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Fat Activist, Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Comes Out As Anorexic

Plus-size model and fat activist Tess Holliday revealed last week that she has anorexia and is in recovery.

“I’m anorexic & in recovery,” Holliday wrote to Twitter on May 1. “I’m not ashamed to say it out loud anymore. I’m the result of a culture that celebrates thinness & equates that to worth, but I get to write my own narrative now. I’m finally able to care for a body that I’ve punished my entire life & I am finally free.”

“Not the ‘but your [sic] fat how are you anorexic’ comments. Y’all don’t know how science & body works huh. My technical diagnosis is anorexia nervosa & yes, I’m still not ashamed. I’m too damn happy for y’all to even come close to dimming my shine.”