Shapeling “cggirl,” a.k.a. Michal Finegold, has finished her gorgeous animation project, “EAT.” Check it out.
About the animation, Michal says:
In my version, rather than starting out pure and learning shame from the tree of knowledge, Eve starts out afraid and conflicted, and learns self-acceptance, self-love….
Too many of us tell ourselves that our normal, healthy desires are “sinful,” “unhealthy,” or “wrong,” and that our natural body shapes — whatever they happen to be for each of us — are unacceptable. By doing so, we are setting an impossible trap for ourselves. We can never win, we will always fail, because we have decided that, by definition, what we want and need is wrong, and what we are is not okay.
Perhaps it is time to realize: Eating is not a moral failure, nor is having any particular body type, or loving whomever we love, or just being whoever we happen to be.
Rock on, cggirl! And thanks for the nod at the end!