AWI Short Film Competition

When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny

“If you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you go to the hospital. If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you are a success story.”

Watch as video and poetry work together, to tell the story of how an eating disorder can become normalized and even praised.


Content heads up: discussion of eating disorders, anorexia; depiction of disordered eating; image of pills; fat phobia

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Director: Abby Thompson

Blythe Baird is an author, spoken word poet, and actress whose work has been featured by The Huffington Post, EverydayFeminism, A-Plus, Write Bloody, Button Poetry, Mic, Bustle, & more. Her poem written about her own experience with an eating diosrder is entitled 'When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny' and was adapted to film by the film's Director, Abby Thompson. Abby is a content creator, filmmaker and storyteller who aims to capture unique and important stories about the human experience.

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Eating Disorders

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