FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fattitude the Movie Comes to Baltimore, Thanks to The Body Image Therapy Center
Public Screening May 3, 2018 at Creative Alliance
Baltimore, MD – April 3, 2018: Fattitude is a new film that examines how popular culture perpetuates the fat hatred and fat-shaming that results in a very real cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people who are living in fat bodies. The Baltimore screening is sponsored by The Body Image Therapy Center and is a one night event — Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224.
Fattitude is the brain-child of filmmakers Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman. Informed by a social justice background, Fattitude is very conscious and attentive to the idea that fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. The film features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, Hollywood types (directors, writers and actors) and psychologists – including the likes of Ricki Lake, Rebecca Phul, Jackson Katz, Marilyn Wann, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Jen Posner, Lindy West, Winne Holzman, Guy Branum, Tess Holliday, Andrew Walen and others.
“Living in a society obsessed with thinness, beauty, muscularity and health has only led to greater mental and physical illness,” states Andrew Walen, founder and executive director of The Body Image Therapy Center. “We need to re-think our definition of health to make it inclusive of body diversity. Fat-shaming is the last acceptable prejudice. It leads to bullying, self-loathing, and self-harm. And worse it is the primary precursor to the development of an eating disorder, which has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.”
Ultimately, Fattitude’s goal is to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not only on issues of self-acceptance, but also on legitimate questions of systemic cultural prejudice.
Check out the trailer at Fattitudethemovie.com.
Tickets are $25 each and can be ordered online: Get Tickets
About The Body Image Therapy Center (TBITC): The Body Image Therapy Center is Maryland and D.C.’s premier outpatient treatment center offering comprehensive and compassionate care for those with eating disorders, body image disturbance, and co-occurring disorders like self-harm behaviors or other destructive habits. We’ll help you learn to accept your body and love yourself from the inside out.