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

We often look at people and, based on their appearance, assume that they are ‘healthy’ or not. Here is an insightful comic by Everyday Feminism that dissects the various assumptions around health that can be ableist, ageist, racist, sexist, as well as plain simple wrong. But, what about invisible illnesses? What about mental illnesses? Chronic pain? Eating disorders? And the list can go on… Next time, may we be more present and open when we want to know how someone is doing.

Was originally published in Every Feminism:


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