Posts tagged uncanny valley
"Can you make me thin?"

Content warnings: mentioning of dieting, body image issues, disordered eating.

I’ve been asked this seriously before, but heard it pretty often as a “joke” people make about themselves. It’s hard to respond to these kinds of questions or comments since they are very intimate, emotional, and personal. As a really fat person in recovery from disordered eating, hearing the awful things people both believe and say out loud about themselves can be very painful to hear - in a well-then-they’re-def-hating-me way and also in a my-heart-hurts-for-them kind of way.

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