The rising popularity of this blog and the number reader-submitted stories necessitated some additional help. So, please welcome Mariellen a.k.a. Vesta44 to the editorial team here at First, Do No Harm.
Mariellen is the blog author of the fat acceptance blog Big Fat Delicious and has been an active commenter here. She previously shared her experiences with weight-based discrimination in healthcare after having weight loss surgery in a guest feature on Shapely Prose.
Please keep your submissions coming. The high number of entries received may mean a delay in your story being posted, but we value all submissions and 99 percent are eventually posted on the site. Thank you for helping spread awareness of weight-based discrimination in healthcare.