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A Hunger Artist

This Hunger Artist has nothing to do with the artistry of not-eating—after all, there is no such thing. It’s concerned with the complex art and science involved in learning to listen, and respond, to your many hungers again, when an eating disorder has made you forget how.

This site collects together all the strands of my work on disordered eating and its much lovelier opposites:

If you’re curious about the name (which, to be honest, I have frequent doubts about), here’s the backstory.

Emily Troscianko

All of this shaped by me, flesh-and-blood Emily:

Find out more

If you want to know more about me, you can visit my personal site, It’s home to various other topics that intersect with mental and physical health, including consciousness, lifting, failure, and hikes in beautiful places.

If you’d like a quick taster of my take on eating disorders, here’s a short video I made in response to the following brief:

Or for something (quite a bit!) longer, here’s an interview with me on Chris Sandel’s excellent Real Health Radio, covering all kinds of recovery topics from the dangers of “maintenance” diets to the therapeutic joys of meat-eating and sex. Chris also published a blog post on “Eating disorder recovery weight gain”, drawing on our conversation and highlighting the serious problems created by the widespread lack of encouragement (or active discouragement) to let as much weight gain happen in recovery as is really needed.

Stay in touch

If you want to stay updated with news, thoughts, and tools from me, you can subscribe to my newsletter via the link at the bottom of the page.

Meanwhile on my Facebook page, I share my latest blog posts as well as other news, and repost from my blog archives with new observations on things I wrote sometimes over a decade ago. This may offer you a nice path through the range of content that encompasses the story of how I came to the decision to finally get properly better and what the entire process of achieving that involved; explorations of the physical, cognitive, and social realities of both anorexia and recovery from it; and forays into questions about food and bodies more generally, from the idiocies of “clean eating” to the importance of leaving your phone in your bag a lot more often.

I don’t do much else with social media, though I do have a now rather rusty channel devoted to my powerlifting (well, OK, mainly to my squat training), including a few competition lifts. If you’re interested, it’s here.

Back in my competitive lifting days, I also took part in Oxford University Powerlifting Club’s rather cool video Lift Like a Girl. (Strange to think how strange women lifting felt back in the wilds of 2015.)

I hope you enjoy exploring, and please get in touch if you have any comments or questions.

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