#3: Amanda Lee - Medical Weight Stigma, the History of the BMI and Why Weight-Centric Healthcare Is Just Lazy

In this episode, I get to have a conversation with Amanda Lee, who is an actress, singer and photographer who went viral last month after she posted an incredibly emotional video after experiencing weight stigma from her doctor.

TW: weight stigma

In this episode, I get to have a conversation with Amanda Lee, who is an actress, singer and photographer who went viral last month after she posted an incredibly emotional video online about her experience of medical weight stigma. After telling her doctor that she hadn't been able to eat because of how much pain she'd been experiencing, he turned to her and said, "maybe that's not such a bad thing". She has since been able to find a doctor who's been investigating her symptoms properly and found them to be a result of colon cancer. This was an unknown diagnosis at the time of recording.

I want to thank Amanda for being so generous with her time and talking to me at what was 6am for her (!). Please do send her messages of support on social media (@mandapaints) over the coming weeks as she prepares to (in her words) kick the ass out of her ass cancer!

p.s. private healthcare is ridiculously expensive, do help her out if you can: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rhktx-help-amanda-kick-cancers-ass

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