Essay on The Thin Documentary On Eating Disorders

1716 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 7 Pages
Thin Introduction When I watched the Thin documentary going into it I had some sort of knowledge as to what might happen. The women who had to go through such a traumatic period in their lives. Will go through any lengths, either to maintain their skinny weight or lose more. I truly felt bad for not only the women, but the families who had to watch their love ones suffer. I never realized how an eating disorder can really affect someone’s life. Hearing about eating disorders, and reading statics pale in comparison to watching this documentary. It took me inside the lives of the women in the community center. They also made me focus in on the four women clients in the documentary. They all were dealing with an eating disorder, but had different problems which made it unique. Shelly trying to lose weight by using a syringe to get the fat out of her stomach. Polly who defies authority, but still is a leader in the community. Brittany being the youngest of the group, and doesn’t see herself recovering from the eating disorder. Last Alisa who is battling with this problem, and is also a single mother who is willing to die to stay thin. Even though they were all there for one reason. To get better and gain weight to recover. Their stories touched me on different levels. Having to also deal with staff to me some really didn’t trust, or build a relation with them. Treated them in a way where it made the women uncomfortable. There are better ways in going about their treatment. I…

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