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This short film shines a light on the struggles women face regarding body image and eating disorders.
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About The Film:

It is estimated that 91% of women have negative thoughts about their bodies. 20 million women in the world are diagnosed with eating disorders and there are millions more who are not diagnosed but suffer in silence. And by age 9, 46% of girls have reported already trying some form of a "diet". 

I'll repeat that. Little 8 and 9 year old girls are dieting. Starving their bodies in an effort to conform to made up societal beauty standards.

This film was born from a very personal part of my life. I battled an eating disorder for 6 years. I know what it feels like to hate every piece of myself. To believe that I'm not "good enough" and that I never will be. I know what it feels like to be so filled with self hate that I want to disappear. And the worst part about the whole thing is that I know billions of people struggle with it too.

I know men struggle with body image issues as well but I really wanted to speak to my own experience with this film. I want to shine a brighter light on the broken system that girls are born in to because I have seen it first hand.

In this film my hope is to represent as many races and body types as I can because I believe that this is an issue that knows no boundaries or limitations. 

Women are taught that what matters most is how they look. The media ostracizes female celebrities daily for not wearing makeup in public, for how they look in their bikini's at the beach, for pete's sake they even shame pregnant women for gaining weight!

It is engrained in our culture and I can't stand it. I can't watch any more strong, intelligent, worthy, and powerful females doubt themselves because they think they're not "pretty enough" or "good enough". 

I've had enough.

It's time to teach girls that they are more than the sum of their parts. That they have depth. That they have an entire universe inside their bodies! Stop focusing on the outside and go explore the inside!

It makes my heart ache to know that so many girls look in the mirror and do not like what they see and because of that they believe they are completely worthless. You are so worthy. I see you. I hear you. I am you.

This film is for you.

Risks and challenges

This film is 100% my personal brain child. I alone am embarking on this journey to bring it to life. So you can imagine that I face many obstacles and challenges:
I do not yet know who will be helping me to direct.
I would really like to have a professional help me edit once it is done but that can be very pricey.
Where will I be debuting this film once it is completed? I hope not just the internet but also festivals.
And of course I am a human being so I face the crushing fear constantly that it won't be any good.
But I press on! Because I am determined! And because if I do not believe in myself then who will?!
I am well connected with many people (directors, actors, loving supporters) that I know will help me out along the way. So come hell or high water this film will get made. I am not afraid to admit my flaws or be honest with what I am up against. So I will also be honest when I tell you that I am fighting for this project and I ask you to join me.

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