TW: Medical fatphobia, medical neglect, eating disorder mention.
Note about language: The author of this piece uses the word “fat” to describe herself – reclaiming the word as it has been used against her in the past.
I get a free NHS flu jab. Which is apparently because my BMI (a bull measurement that was never meant to measure individuals but populations, and says nothing about your worth) is above a certain number – one which apparently makes eyes water and a nurse practitioner offer weekly weigh-ins to patients with eating disorder histories. But that’s a whole different article.