Watch This Wednesday

Thank the heavens it’s Hump Day! We are half way through the week. So close to the weekend but yet so far! hump day

 

This week has been one of the most interesting weeks for me with this blog and I hope it’s been interesting for you as well. Let’s continue spreading knowledge for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Today let’s talk about…

neda 1laurenI was searching the net doing homework and I came across this powerful documentary that was released in 2006. Some of you may have heard of it but I’m sharing it on my blog today for those, like myself, who knew nothing about it until today. This heart wrenching documentary is called “Thin” by Lauren Greenfield. Lauren is an award winning photographer and filmmaker who was just named the Most Awarded Director of 2015. She is famous for her work dealing with youth culture and gender functions in society. Her latest work, #LikeAGirl, has taken the internet by the balls. YouTube named it the third best ad and it took home awards from all major categories at the 2015 Ad Awards.

movieThin follows the lives of four young women struggling with anorexia nervosa. Sadly Polly, one of the women featured in the documentary, committed suicide in 2008. Thin can be disturbing at times and definitely has you on an emotional rollercoaster of sadness, anger, and frustration but the point I took away from this documentary was a call to action. Watching Thin, I wished that I could have done more for these women besides just watching their story. This documentary made me all too aware that there are people who suffer from eating disorders and every day is an uphill battle to overcome obstacles that may seem small or easy to others. I’m not trying to preach but the point I’m trying to make in this very short post is go out and help, get involved, donate, and do it for longer than just this week because it’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Do it because you want to and not because you feel you have to and by all means if you know someone who is suffering, help by starting with them.

 

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