Do These People ‘Look Healthy’ to You? Here’s Why It Sucks to Judge Health by Appearance

(Content Warning: Ableism, eating disorders)

Ever told someone “at least you have your health?”

This phrase may be well-meaning, but you might not realize that it’s actually an ableist assumption. Find out how with this insightful comic. This author breaks down what it’s like to have an invisible illness, what health really means, and what you’re missing if you use appearance to judge whether or not someone’s healthy.

Making this change to your understanding of health can make a big difference for people with invisible illnesses.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @allivanlahr