The Girls star got real about her struggles with an eating disorder and body image—issues she's faced since childhood—in a 2014 essay for Glamour, demanding that society needs to start encouraging women to accept themselves.
Zosia says, "The first step, I think, is for those of us who are suffering to start talking about it: people like me, who have been diagnosed, and people who live in that gray area of 'food control issues.' We all suffer in some small way; we are all a little bit ashamed of that second cupcake. Let's diminish the stigma. Let's remind one another that we're beautiful. Maybe you'll help a friend. Maybe you'll help yourself. And if you're reading this and you're suffering, please know you're not alone. Tell someone: The people who love you will listen, I promise. And you'll feel better." (Here's what to do if you think your friend has an eating disorder.)
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