The Body Myth - Overcoming Binge Eating Disorder and Embracing Body Acceptance ft. Amy Scheiner
Amy Scheiner joins The Body Myth for a conversation about having bariatric surgery at age 17 and its consequences, her experience with binge eating disorder, how 1990’s body image and diet culture impacted her sense of self, the disconnect between the mental health and medical systems, the memoir she’s written and how she’s helping others share their body stories.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Amy Scheiner is a memoirist, essayist, and feminist. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University and teaches Creative Writing. Amy hosts a body awareness series on Instagram called “What’s your body’s story” where she posts accounts of people sharing their body’s experience. She is currently seeking representation for her memoir, WHO I ONCE WAS.
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ABOUT THE HOST
Ronit’s essays and fiction have been featured in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, The New York Times, The Iowa Review, The Washington Post, Writer’s Digest, American Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her memoir WHEN SHE COMES BACK about the loss of her mother to the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and their eventual reconciliation was named Finalist in both the 2021 Best Book Awards and the 2021 Book of the Year Award and a 2021 Best True Crime Book by Book Riot. Her short story collection HOME IS A MADE-UP PLACE won Hidden River Arts’ 2020 Eludia Award and will be published in 2022. She is host and producer of the podcasts And Then Everything Changed and The Body Myth.
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