I hate the fact that people assume that just because I’m skinny that I have an eating disorder. Whether they just assume I don’t eat, or when I do eat (I’m a typical Italian so I eat a lot) I always have people assuming that I’m going to go shove my fingers down my throat to vomit afterwards. And I hate when people say things like “d*mn girl, you’re so skinny, eat something… gain some weight,”. Yes, I’m only only 80 pounds, however, I’m also only 4’7” making me at the healthy weight for my height. If I were to be 100 pounds or so or “gain weight” like so many people suggest, it would put me at overweight/obese and create a lot of health problems. I’ve also had problems gaining weight my entire life, despite the fact that I can eat almost as much as most of the men in my family (all of which are athletes, and consumer a minimum of 2000 calories a day), I also lead a relatively healthy lifestyle and diet. I’ve been an athlete my entire life and even do workouts outside of practices or gym classes. Just because I’m skinny doesn’t mean I have an eating disorder, in fact most people diagnosed with eating disorders are overweight or obese (we just learned about eating disorders in my fitness & living class). Also, I fail to understand the whole “skinny girls aren’t real” ordeal, you don’t see me walking around telling people “curvy girls aren’t real” so why do curvy/overweight girls feel the need to body shame skinny girls. I have never body shamed someone with more skin than me, in fact about half of my closest friends have weight problems, causing them to be overweight, yet the amount of body shaming I’ve received because of my size (which I can’t control, or change, at least without endangering my health) is sickening. Making me feel bad about my size won’t make you feel better about yours. (anon please).