Posted on 03/18/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
For the uninitiated, Shrill’s particular angle is about being feminist and body positive, in a world that doesn’t exactly embrace the larger physique.
West helped adapt her book into the TV show and told Ari Shapiro that her goal was to avoid making an after-school special.
"The reality of being a fat person isn't that every moment of your life is about being fat," she says.
"It's that you're trying to live the same kind of complicated, exciting, fun, beautiful, difficult life as everyone else."
Listen to what else she had to say about creating both works below or read a transcript of her interview with Shapiro on NPR’s website.
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