In this week's episode, Han is joined by Emily Troscianko. Emily is a writer and researcher about bodies, minds and health. Emily writes a blog on eating disorders called A Hunger Artist for Psychology Today, and her piece "The Seductions of Anorexa" is our topic of conversation today.
In this week's episode, we discuss the following:
Anorexia as an anaesthetic - making everything else mean less.
Why does it feel more enticing or possible to follow the directions of an eating disorder, but not those around us and move away from it?
Anorexia as a Rosette Stone - giving you ready-made meaning.
Anorexia as a gold star: Giving you top marks in the little things.
Anorexia as halo: ...