Laura was 14 when she found out she had 28 days left to live. Her body was deteriorating rapidly due to anorexia, and she needed help. The way Laura tells her story is incredibly powerful and sets the tone for a conversation that wanders through questions often left unspoken. We discuss eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the role control can end up playing in both, and most importantly, hope.
As we navigate this topic, we also cover:
This is one of the most intimate episodes of the show thus far. I hope you feel like you're around the table with us as you tune in.
Laura is a people-loving, deep feeling, loud laughing, Gemini. ;) Her passion is to help illustrate others' incredible life stories and welcome the most vulnerable, raw parts of us as humans in any photo she takes.
Laura is the photographer responsible for many of the pictures we use for alyssapatmos.com and the cover art for Make it Mentionable. Since the first time I stepped behind her camera, she's been a dear friend.
The show notes and transcript for the episode are available here: https://alyssapatmos.com/ocd-eating-disorders-and-the-ways-we-search-for-control-with-laura-morsman
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