Welcome to This Food Thing and Jemma’s Story

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By Jemma Richards. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

My first guest of the season, Roger Lloyd-Thompson, plays interviewer and asks ME about my eating disorders.

It seems only fair if I am to expect the same from others. Eating disorders are difficult to talk about, however recovered.

I believe that eating disorders are about unmanageable feelings. Once we stop the physical behaviours what do we do with them?

I hope these conversations shed light in dark corners, prompt debate and, at best, heal.

Episode Timestamps:

  • [01:50] - How my story begins
  • [08:20] - Childhood memories, golden syrup and skinny legs
  • [24:30] - Bulimia
  • [28:14] - Anorexia
  • [32:00] - Therapy and tough love
  • [38:00] - Pivotal moment of recovery
  • [40:00] - Sitting with feelings
  • [47:00] - Getting better

Thank you for listening!

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