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How My White Eating Disorder Therapist Keeps Forgetting I Am Black

I have a backup therapist for when my therapist is out of town — eventually she will take over my care since my therapist is about to retire.

I recently decided that I was no longer going to diet. I knew this therapist started her career as an eating disorder therapist. I decided to approach her about my decision to stop dieting and see if she was in support of me stopping dieting.

I am what the medical community would consider “morbidly obese.” I feel like no one looks at me and says, “she is not that big.” I am tall and very large.

Every doctor I have ever seen, no matter the reason, has something to say about my (perceived) dangerously high weight. Even after I have lost a significant amount of weight, they are still not satisfied and

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