An eating disorder is categorized as a mental illness where there is an unhealthy relationship with food. Someone who suffers from an eating disorder often struggles with body image and disrupts their normal activities with unusual eating habits to alter their appearance.
"Women in my family have been shrinking for decades," declares Lily Myers. Her slam poem, "Shrinking Women," which won Best Love Poem at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in April, perfectly expresses the pressure women feel to take up less and less space, to be quiet, to be small and to eat sparingly.
This brand-new 8-minute film shows a teenage girl's reaction as she walks into a "real" party full of people/sets who look and behave like fashion/beauty advertising images. *TRIGGER Warning: disturbing images. // "Elle Fanning Film about Body Image Is Hard to Watch"