I Am Maris
A film by Laura VanZee TaylorI AM MARIS is a story about mental health, self-love, and the power of one person’s voice.
A film by Laura VanZee Taylor
Tormented by anxiety, depression and a life-threatening eating disorder, a teenage girl confronts her buried emotions through yoga. With infectious authenticity, I AM MARIS paints an unguarded portrait of mental illness and recovery, using Maris’ own words and vivid artwork to illustrate her inspiring journey.
“A TALE OF SELF-ACCEPTANCE…A HIDDEN GEM.” - San Francisco Chronicle
“‘MARIS IS VITAL, SERVING AS A BEACON OF HOPE…” - Mercury News/East Bay Times
“I AM MARIS is a tender, moving, empowering film every person touched by mental illness – which is to say every person on the planet – needs to see. It’s not so much a story of overcoming mental illness, but of what it means to realize oneself as a whole, integrated, and perfectly imperfect human being who just so happens to experience mental illness. And one who is all the richer, fuller, and more able to serve because of it.” – Chelsea Roff, Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive