105. Daisy Buchanan - A gymnastics routine of shame

Thu Aug 30 2018 (01:09:13)

Sofie talks to journalist and author of How To Be A Grown-Up, Daisy Buchanan about being in a terrible play at the Edinburgh Fringe with her own Tommy Wiseau, internalising bullying, wanting to see the good side of Love Island, bad boyfriends, what men are taught about being men, cosmetic surgery, fitting in, building emotional muscle, the comfort of being put in a box, confidence and fear, working alone, valuing your work, trying not to rush everything, a complicated relationship with food, The Babysitters Club, a dystopian future, writing about mental health while maintaining your own mental health, not wanting to feel like a victim, a gymnastics routine of shame and having a well-stocked toolbox.

Trigger warning - bullying, fatshaming, sexual assault, anxiety, anorexia and bulimia


Artwork by Linda Brinkhaus

Jingle by Bailey Lenart

Produced by Sarah Garvey

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