Kudos, Samantha, for admitting thin privilege is real and that you benefit from it and for sharing that being thin in real life is not the same as being thin in Hollywood or Manhattan. Body image isn’t a problem only for those who are overweight; it’s often a problem for those who are thin or tall or short or flat-chested or bald. What a happier world this would be if we stopped obsessing about our bodies!

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