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Event Opportunity in Liverpool: Your Fat Friend Screening + Jeanie Finlay Q&A

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Event Opportunity in Liverpool: Your Fat Friend Screening + Jeanie Finlay Q&A
Event Opportunity in Liverpool: Your Fat Friend Screening + Jeanie Finlay Q&A

Time & Location

06 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT

Picturehouse at FACT, 88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ, UK

About the Event

WFTV members are invited to this special screening in Liverpool hosted by Reclaim the Frame of Your Fat Friend, followed by a Q&A with director Jeanie Finlay.

Made over 6 years, director Jeanie Finlay charts the rise of writer and activist Aubrey Gordon from anonymous blogger “Your Fat Friend” to NYTimes best-selling author and beloved podcaster.

Her searingly honest writing describes what it’s like to be that fat person on the plane and how the fantasies, peddled by a diet and wellness industry worth $26 billion a year are on a par with the lies that Big Tobacco told the public in the 1950s. (95% of diets fail for lasting weight loss). And how the biggest threat to fat people’s health might just be the bias that some many health care providers hold for fat people. …and about her own fractured relationship to her body.

She spent a decade campaigning for LGBTQIA rights so she knows that change is possible. Now it's time to advocate for herself. This isn’t about “body positivity” co-opted by brands to sell fat-kinis to size 16 women. Her aim? A paradigm shift in the way we see fat people and the fat on our own bodies. It has brought her an insatiable worldwide audience and threats to her life. The most meaningful personal change is when her family starts listening to her message.

Your Fat Friend, a film about fatness, family, the complexities of making change and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jeanie Finlay. The film will screen with descriptive subtitles and the Q&A will be live captioned.

This event is brought to you by Reclaim The Frame.

Find further information about accessibility at FACT here.

This event opportunity is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

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