Great piece. The last time I took my daughter to WIC, I asked the nurse if I could weigh myself. Really, I was just curious, as I hadn’t weighed myself in years. She replied, “Oh, are you trying to lose weight?” right in front of my daughter. So there was the level of, why the fuck are you saying that in front of my kid? But also, I was feeling really good in my body and not thinking I should lose weight UNTIL she said that and made me start worrying about how the world actually saw me.

Yeah, medical professionals definitely need across-the-board body-posi training. ❤

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