I have spoken on the phone and in e-mail with two women, including Alex, the director, about this project. Here is a message Alex has written that she would like me to share with you:
I’m writing from a TV production company in the UK regarding a documentary we’re making about pregnancy and body image for ITV1 (one of the leading networks here). The program will be looking at the pressure on women today to stay slim both during and after pregnancy.
We’ve been really inspired by the positive message The Shape of a Mother is sending out. It’s so refreshing to find a website where women can share their stories, support each other and realize that they can still love their bodies despite the changes they have been through.
In our documentary we’re keen to represent a wide-range of women – from those who have overcome their insecurities to those who are still struggling with them. The SOAM creator, Bonnie, has kindly agreed to take part in our program and now we are hoping to find more women from this website who would potentially be interested in doing some filming with us. Ideally, we’d like to film a group of women from SOAM having an informal group chat about the website and how they feel about their bodies.
The filming will be taking place in San Diego in January, so if you’re local to the area we would love to hear from you. What have you gained from SOAM? Have you learned to love your stretch marks or are you still on a journey to accept your body?
Please only get in touch if you live in (or can travel to) San Diego for the filming. Unfortunately we cannot cover travel expenses.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 011 44 207 013 4282