VJ narrates a story from her childhood, explaining what she learned about life when her loving mother was forced, at risk of losing the public assistance she required, to send VJ away at 10 years old to an inpatient facility based on negative assumptions about her size.
Animation by Stacy Bias: http://stacybias.net
This video is part of the Fat Experience Project, an oral and visual history project centered around the experiences of fat individuals. Interested in sharing your Fat Experience? Contact me.