(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.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- How Mainstream Feminism Continues to Perpetuate Ableism (And How We Can Change That)
- 10 Ways to Avoid Everyday Ableism
Alli was a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism from 2015 to 2017. They are the creator of the webcomic PunkPuns and the vocalist of the L.A. queer feminist punk band P.I.T. Alli has a degree in English Literature, which is cheerfully wasted in pop literary criticism discourse on Tumblr.
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