With just days to go until Talk to the Press are featured on Cutting Edge’s ’My Daughter Grew Another Head and other true stories’, Natasha has been interviewed by the Independent newspaper.
The article, which is out today, discusses the growing market for real life stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people, saying that such stories appear in publications from magazines such as Love it! and Real People to the loftiest Sunday supplements. The journalist who wrote the article also spoke to Sam Harris, who sold her story to Closer magazine via Talk to the Press.
Sam’s son weighed 17 stone by the time he was 12-years-old and she says about sharing her story: ”Nathan has been bullied and victimised his whole life and I felt judged. I also feel responsible, but I wanted to show there are reasons why people get fat – I want them to understand. Afterwards we were stopped by a woman in the street. She wished Nathan good luck, rubbed my arm and said ‘Well done.’ It meant so much.”
The Independent article concludes that ‘Whether they’re dressed up or sensationalist, or important and genuinely affecting, all these stories hold a mirror up to modern society, reflecting a new trend towards openness.’ Click here to read the Independent article in full.
Most importantly, don’t forget to turn in to Channel 4 at 9pm on Thursday to watch us in My Daughter Grew Another Head and other true stories…..