Media Responses

Responses to mental health media, including books, social media content, news, and videos.

Media Responses, Writing

Maybe It Isn’t That We Didn’t Try, But That We’ve Tried for Too Long?

A Response to If My Body Could Speak by Blythe Baird I read If My Body Could Speak by Blythe Baird on a plane. I am drinking Diet Coke. I...

Media Responses, Writing

Appetite Calculus

“Women are actually superb at math; they just happen to engage in their own variety of it, an intricate personal math in which desires...

Media Responses, Writing

An Anorectic’s Health Guide

Marya Hornbacher’s Wasted is infamously canonized as the eating disorder memoir bible. My own copy of Wasted is tattered and dog-eared...

Media Responses, Writing

The Wannarexic

How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia by Kelsey Osgood is the meta eating disorder memoir. Osgood critiques the impact of popular...