Model Tess Holliday bravely opens up about anorexia battle in emotional post

Model Tess Holliday has opened up about her anorexia battle in a series of emotional posts on Twitter.

The 35-year-old model spoke about her diagnosis after struggling in "a body that I've punished my entire life".

She also called out trolls who comment on her weight in a post on Instagram about her eating disorder.

Tess wrote on Twitter: "I'm anorexic and in recovery. I'm not ashamed to say it out loud anymore.

"I'm the result of a culture that celebrates thinness and equates that to worth, but I get to write my own narrative now.

"I'm finally able to care for a body that I've punished my entire life and I am finally free."

Meanwhile, Tess also wrote to her 2.1 million followers on Instagram.

She said: "To everyone that keeps saying 'You're looking healthy lately' or 'You are losing weight, keep it up!'

"Don't. Comment. On. My. Weight. Or. Perceived. Health. Keep. It. To. Yourself. Thanks."

The body positive model said the change in her weight was down to her "healing from an eating disorder".

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She said the weight loss comments were "triggering" as it sent the message that people are more valuable when they're smaller.

Since she bravely opened up about her diagnosis earlier this month, the post racked up 4,500 likes and hundreds of retweets.

One said: "Thank you for speaking out about this. It's important that people know that anyone of any shape or size can have anorexia.

"I hope you're getting lots of support."

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Another added: "I really wish my younger self had you to look up to.

"I remember always thinking I couldn't be anorexic because I was still fat. Thank you for speaking your truth you are amazing."

A third praised: "You're truly inspiring. You give me hope."

And a fourth commented: "I'm so glad you are sharing this now. I'm glad you're in recovery."

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