[tw: eating disorders]
Today my mother told me, in front of the entire family, that I was not allowed to eat any ice cream after dinner because I had already eaten some earlier in the day. I am a recovering anorexic, and frankly she should have been overjoyed that I was willing to eat when usually I have a panic attack if I am going to consume over 600 calories.
Of course, no one in my family believes that I am anorexic because of my size. Meanwhile, my thin sister, who is also anorexic, was given an official diagnosis, sympathy, therapy, and was nearly hospitalized.
Thin privilege is having your family believe that you have an eating disorder, and not shame you when you begin to show signs of eating normally. Thin privilege is having the exact same eating disorder as your fat sister, and being treated for that disorder.