The Seductions of Anorexia

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

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  ... 

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