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  • Meet the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

    Meet the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

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  • One woman describes a side effect of bypass surgery: excess skin.

    One woman describes a side effect of bypass surgery: excess skin.

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  • Ragen Chastain produces the MORE Cabaret show and blogs about self-esteem and body issues.

    Ragen Chastain produces the MORE Cabaret show and blogs about self-esteem and body issues.

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  • A weight-loss surgery support group discusses "changes in attitude and changes in latitude."

    A weight-loss surgery support group discusses "changes in attitude and changes in latitude."

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  • The founder of HeavyWeight Yoga leads a class.

    The founder of HeavyWeight Yoga leads a class.

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  • The "Girls"

    The "Girls"

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  • Dawn's figurines

    Dawn's figurines

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  • Joni & Dawn

    Joni & Dawn

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  • Dawn

    Dawn

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  • The "Girls"

    The "Girls"

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  • Judy & Marty's wedding day

    Judy & Marty's wedding day

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  • Zsalynn

    Zsalynn

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  • Zsalynn

    Zsalynn

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  • Alexandra Lescaze

    Alexandra Lescaze

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The Film

The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. Their bond goes deep and wide, literally and figuratively. They are smart, intuitive, complex, warm, and compelling and speak openly about their inner lives. They met via the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and partied together among Austin’s Big Beautiful Women community. Meanwhile they tried every diet and every pill. Now they’re going through the life-changing process of weight-loss surgery in an effort to lose hundreds of pounds. The experience presents a host of issues and consequences — some they knew they were in for, some they feared, and some they never could have imagined.

The Filmmaker

  1. Alexandra LescazeProducer/Director