VJ’s Fat Experience – Pt. 1, Childhood from stacybias on Vimeo.

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. This video is part of the Fat Experience Project, an oral and visual history project centered around the experiences of fat individuals.

This animation is my first attempt at the whiteboard style. Notably, it was picked up within 24 hours of launch by Jezebel and the Huffington Post. It also earned over 55,000 views in its first 48 hours. Whiteboard animation is a powerful medium which aids in carrying viewers through difficult or complex narratives.