Feminists | Filmmakers

Lindsey Averill & Viridiana Lieberman

Two highly accomplished, fierce feminists chose to collaborate on a documentary… There’s no punch line but there is a resulting powerful film that challenges the narrative of fat bias.

Both Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman are filmmakers, academics, writers, foodies– their interest lists are endless. From 2005 to 2016 Lindsey Averill worked as a college professor teaching women’s studies, literature and writing courses. The focus of Averill’s work is feminism, fat civil rights and the representation of fat bodies in popular culture. Averill is generally a public intellectual type who has dedicated her life to ending the hateful relationships people have with their bodies. Lieberman’s focus is primarily on filmmaking. She is currently wrapping up directing a feature documentary which follows a badass women’s tackle football team through their 2018 season. Both Averill and Lieberman are vocal proponents for changing the national conversation about body image so the focus is on the very real issue of unchecked bias and systemic prejudice.

Averill earned her M.F.A. in Writing from Emerson College and her Ph.D. in the Comparative Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Lieberman earned her B.F.A. in Film from the Miami International University of Art and Design and her M.A. in Women’s Studies from Florida Atlantic University.