Ep. 08: Fat is a Feminist Issue with Susie Orbach

Dr. Susie Orbach pioneered the treatment of disordered eating in this country. As co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre she provided programmes for women and their families to address the psychology of eating and fatness. She was a Keynote Speaker at The UK Government’s Body Image Summit 2000, and at the Vienna Body Image Summit the same year. She has been a consultant at The World Bank, is advising a major beauty brand how to expand its representation of beauty and is convenor of ANYBODY, the group working with industry, government and the voluntary sector to tackle eating problems and increase body diversity.

She is the author of 4 books on Eating Problems and 3 on women’s psychology. She has also written widely on psychological and social issues.
She is Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

Relevant Publications

  • Susie Orbach, On Eating Penguin Press 2002
  • Susie Orbach, Hunger Strike: The Anorectic’s Struggle as a Metaphor for Our Time, Norton, New York, 1986, Faber & Faber, London, 1986
  • Susie Orbach, Fat is a Feminist Issue II, Hamlyn, London, l982. Berkley, New York, l982
  • Susie Orbach, Fat is a Feminist Issue, Paddington Press, New York & London l978

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