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() 'Being different is a superpower': Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg opens up about her Asperger's diagnosis as she reveals it led to her suffering from an eating disorder Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has opened up about her Asperger's Posting on Instagram, the 16-year-old also revealed it led her to suffer from an eating disorder and have 'no friends' before she started school striking The activist is currently in New York ahead of a summit on climate change 

By Luke Andrews For Mailonline

Published: 14:01 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 14:01 BST, 1 September 2019

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Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has opened up about her Asperger's diagnosis and revealed that it led to her suffering from an eating disorder.

In a frank social media post, the 16-year-old addressed comments about her appearance and beliefs and said that before she started school she had 'no energy, no friends and I didn't speak to anyone'.

It comes three days after the campaigner arrived in New York for a climate change summit, following a 15-day voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in a carbon-zero racing yacht from Plymouth, England. 

Environmental acitivist Greta Thunberg has opened up about her Asperger's diagnosis and revealed that it led to her suffering from an eating disorder. (Pictured: Greta on board her carbon-zero yacht as she arrives in New York for a summit on climate change)

Environmental acitivist Greta Thunberg has opened up about her Asperger's diagnosis and revealed that it led to her suffering from an eating disorder. (Pictured: Greta on board her carbon-zero yacht as she arrives in New York for a summit on climate change)

The 16-year-old addressed comments about her appearance and beliefs in a frank social media post before opening up about her struggle with Asperger's. (Pictured: Greta speaking to a crowd shortly after arriving in New York on August 28)

The 16-year-old addressed comments about her appearance and beliefs in a frank social media post before opening up about her struggle with Asperger's. (Pictured: Greta speaking to a crowd shortly after arriving in New York on August 28)

Writing on Instagram, the school striker said: 'I'm not public about my diagnosis to 'hide' behind it, but because I know many ignorant people still see it as an 'illness', or something negative. And believe me, my diagnosis has limited me before.

'Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends, and I didn't speak to anyone. I just sat at home with an eating disorder.

'All that

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