Abbie Jackson is a 22-year-old actress and writer from the UK, striving for change in the way eating disorders are portrayed in the media. We interviewed Abbie about her project Recovery, a short film about the realities of eating disorder recovery in adults.
Ella Greenwood is a 19-year-old British actress and filmmaker. She works as a mental health activist and is an ambassador for teen mental health charity, stem4. We caught up with Ella to interview her about campaigning for better representation of mental health in the media and getting into the film industry as a woman.
Esme Michaela writes about how diet culture and the portrayal of slim-bodied women on screen fed into the expectations she had of her own body since childhood, and shares her journey to recovery and bodily freedom.
Over the past few months I have indulged in my anxiety. I have always found it difficult to leave the house on a ‘normal’ day, feeling cemented to the front doorstep for reasons I can’t explain. The introduction of lockdown brought with it the perfect excuse: I am not allowed to go outside.