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Inspired by “Dinosaurs in The Hood” by Danez Smith. Let’s make a movie. About a fat girl. But in this one, she isn’t bullied all her life and rises above it to become thin and successful later in life. Or an awareness movie where she commits suicide because the kids at school call her a whale. No, in this one she is brought up in a good home with a loving and supportive family. She has lots of friends who are amazing. She is always in a positive environment. Let’s make a movie about a fat girl who knows that she is fat but does not know the word fat in a negative form. She sees herself as fat but also as beautiful because that is all she has ever been told. Because that’s what she is: beautiful. The word fat should not be used as an insult. It should not be used in a derogatory way. It should not be used to make girls’ self-worth vanish. It’s a description. You’re given one body: love it. No matter what it looks like: it is yours. For 18 years, it is the only thing that is yours. Love it. -Maddie MacLeish

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