Healthy is the New Happy

My boyfriend and I recently watched the movie “Away We Go.”  Toward the end of the movie, main characters Burt Farlander and Verona De Tassant, who are expecting their first child any second, exchange some impromptu vows.  One of the vows Burt pitched to Verona was this:

“Do you promise to let our daughter be fat or skinny or any weight at all? Because we want her to be happy, no matter what. Being obsessed with weight is just too cliché for our daughter.”

“Say no!” I wanted to yell.  But instead I hit the pause button and editorialized for a while.  (Just a little service I provide for free to my family.  They love this about me.)

On its face, these two sentences sound innocent enough.  I mean, who wouldn’t want their daughter to be happy no matter what?  And only the most shallow, pageant-pushing mom would want her daughter to be obsessed with her weight, right?

Restore Fairness

“Restore Fairness” produced by Breakthrough in association with 26 leading organizations, calls for the U.S. government to bring back due process and fairness to the immigration system. The video features the powerful voices of Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren and Lucille Roybal-Allard, Judges Dana Marks, Bruce Einhorn, civil society leaders Anthony Romero, Donald Kerwin, Karen Narasaki and Mallika Dutt as well as three very compelling personal stories with Jean-Pierre Kamwa, an asylum seeker from Cameroon, June Everett who lost her sister to immigration detention, and Walter Chavez and Ana Galindo, legal permanent residents who were victims of a warrantless home raid. Watch this story and take action to ensure that the U.S. government restores due process and fairness to our immigration system.

Restore Fairness: bring back due process to the immigration system from Breakthrough on Vimeo.