"I think the first iteration was Skinny Bitch and I liked it, but I felt it lacked a certain emotional truth, for lack of a better word," Kahnweiler says.
"And I was thinking of the mantra of my eating disorder, and what it meant, emotionally. For me, I was always 3 pounds away from having my ideal body and my ideal life. There's a part of me that's so tied to my eating disorder and it's like, if I can be skinny, then my life will be perfect. If I can be perfect, then my life will be perfect. And of course, even at my thinnest, that never really mattered.
"So The Skinny is that truthful thing of the person that's searching for her most idealised self. But also, 'the skinny' means 'this is what's fucking up'. This is the struggle that a lot of women can relate to, I hope."