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This Assumption About Eating Disorders Is Harming Black Girls and Women

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When I was 14 years old, a freshman in high school, I went to see my pediatrician for my annual visit. At the end of the appointment, my doctor took me out into the hallway and weighed me.

He said, “wow, you are eating too much, you need to cut back on your eating. You are fat.” I was devastated. He said all of this in a hallway full of people and my mom.

My mom was already super conscientious of my weight “problems.” I was so embarrassed. I decided to never be put into that situation again.

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