A big, fat welcome to our new editor, Vesta44

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.

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  1. Congrats, vesta!!! Woo-hoo! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Wooot! Vesta, I’m thrilled to hear you’re branching out. I know you’ll do kickass job. 🙂

  3. Congrats, Vesta!

  4. Yeah Vesta!

  5. That is fantastic news!!! I think it is wondrous addition!

  6. Thanks, I hope I do as well as the founding editors, they are some awesome people.

  7. I didn’t know where to post this, but I think this blog should cover the topic. Please see the “URL” section for the link to what I am discussing:

    There are certain “terms” that doctors use to discuss patients, and one of them is “CBT.” It means “Chronic Biscuit Toxicity,” or patient is “really fat.” I think it’s something readers here should be aware of.

  8. Congrats to you!!! I have loved and looked forward to your wonderful comments on my blog and glad you are now an editor here!

    hugs to you!


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