Jackie lives in a studio apartment in Manhattan. Given the way that the coronavirus hit NYC, she was newly isolated in her apartment and still somehow being bombarded with fatphobic memes and family members pointing out that obesity could be an underlying condition that could make her fate worse if she were to suffer from the virus, in addition to chastising her about the way she was taking care of her body.
Ashby and Jackie are friends that met through plus-size shopping trips in New York City. Jackie opened up to Ashby on a Wednesday night Instagram Live about her experience. A few weeks later, she received her antibody test results and then wrote a post about her battle recovering from an eating disorder while in a pandemic.
Watch to hear more from Jackie.