Imagine living life where you couldn’t eat 98% of the world’s foods! Or, having to hide often because you looked, um, weird because, one moment, you’re looking and feeling, “normal,” but suddenly, and for what appears to be no reason at all, you find yourself unable to breath, swelling and becoming distorted in the features–that would be straight out of a movie, yes?! And, yes, that would be the, “Life Without A Fork,” movie! Told from the point of view of survivors with varying forms of angioedema, and from all over the globe, and inclusive of emotional support from some heavy hitting celebrities, we bring to you this film so that it may be used as a tool for learning to survive idiopathic angioedema, provide a sense of comfort in knowing that, as in the case with 81-year-old co-star, Jackie griffith, one can live a long time while living with an affliction that seems to threaten one’s life almost daily and, far too often, multiple times throughout any one given day.

There are some people who are going to join us on this documented journey through Swellville because they can relate–they have angioedema, mast cell activation disorders, hives and anaphylaxis, just like much of the cast in our film! Emmy Award winning producer and co-star, Deb Whitcas, does well in articulating how scary things became for her due to an over-exposure to peanut butter (seriously, cool woman and the best story–Deb is high energy, she’s Hollywood!) ;)) Many others will watch along because they have family members, friends and other loved ones who are living with the above-mentioned chronic conditions and want to know what others are doing to live with and manage these situations, as well. And, finally, others spectators will find these disorders the fascinating, bizarro rare, unpredictable, genetically modifying and expanding (genetic tie-ins being a huge proponent of what our advocacy’s research is pursuing) that they are and more!

Starring the film’s creator, writer, producer and global advocate for the rare conditions, idiopathic angioedema, and mast cell activation disorders, Vanessa Williams, along with leading angioedema specialist and head researcher of US HAEA Center at UCSD, San Diego, Dr. Marc Riedl, life without a fork is the first ever feature length film of it’s kind.

This online screening for the film, prior to its red carpet release, will be hosted on 21 – 30 November 2017 from 11:00 PM PDT!.

Email registration (this will automatically be done via, Eventbrite), as well as consent for nondisclosure–see below–required to obtain link to film to be sent up to two days prior to the day of the big affair! We’ve got some festivals we will be attending during this time and some of the entry rules are strict around screenings.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Upon ticket purchase, you are agreeing to the nondisclosure terms for viewing the film.

You will be allowed to watch the movie wherever and with whomever you like and we absolutely encourage you to hold your own viewing parties!!! Great opportunity for individual fundraising for your personal living and health needs! Schools, churches, hospitals, pubs, or from the comforts of your sofa or bed–all dolled up or PJ’s, large groups or alone (May be a bit of a tear-jerker with some shocking scenes so there is that to consider when thinking about this last option), we hope you’ll enjoy, identify with and possibly learn from all the hard work that has gone into this project and bringing awareness to the rare, potentially fatal conditions of recurring idiopathic angioedema, Bradykinin mediated angioedema, anaphylaxis, urticaria and mast cell activation disorders.


Thanks to all who are interested in this life changing project. We appreciate you!


FilmYou! Productions in Association with Cali Girl Entertainment.

Feel free to contact any of our staff regarding business inquiries, donations, questions, ticket registration, and just plain fan love at:, as we continue to make history raising awareness around the globe for Angioedema and Mast Cell Activation Disorders.

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Happy IAE Day!

✨💫⭐️ Happy IAE Day 2017!

The eQuilt is up and we absolutely love it! Thanks to all for sharing your voices. Hope you think as awesome as we do!

Made with loving care, we more than welcome everyone to participate in this year’s, “Fourth Annual e-Quilt for Idiopathic Angioedema Day! 100 Voices! 100 Likes! 100 Shares!” A community event sponsored by, Life Without A Fork, Inc., today, 23 June 2017 we are, once again, acknowledging, celebrating and honoring those of us who are living with and dying from Idiopathic Angioedema! People with all forms of this condition as well as the overlapping conditions of mast-cell activation disorders, urticaria and anaphylaxis are absolutely welcome to participate. Share, like and comment on this designated day in celebration of #The80Percent!

May this day forever be a reminder that survivors of this rare, life-threatening, condition deserve to be seen, heard, respected, and properly treated in their respective social, medical, and big pharma communities and that our fallen soldiers should be remembered for their struggle as well as the courageous efforts it took for them to keep going until the end.

Join in the celebration, today! Be sure to like, comment and share on this, our very special, most certainly well earned day!


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Life Without A Fork Presents…The Fourth Annual eQuilt for IAE Day, 23 June 2017

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