I want to disappear : approaching eating disorders / concept, photography & interviews, Mafalda Rakoš ; text, Elisabeth McGlynn, Harriet Vrana ; translation, Alexandra Tulej ; editor, Josef Brainin.

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Worldwide, up to 70 million individuals suffer from Anorexia, Bulimia or Binge Eating; affected persons are of all genders, appearances and ages. Research confirms that young women and girls in industrialized nations are at the highest risk to be affected.0One out of ten, so the current hypothesis, will experience an eating disorder at least once in their lifetime. Nevertheless, the sources and effects of this illness are still highly stigmatized, discreted and excluded from societal discourse.0In I want to disappear, 20 young women intimately share their testimonies with the viewer. What does it feel like to be affected? How is this conflict linked to one?s own (sexual) identity, and why does controlling one?s body help someone to feel?better?, even just for a short time?0Altogether they provide a surprising and confronting insight into the personal conflicts, ruptures and insecurities which lie at the root of this disease. Very soon, a new perspective is revealed: eating disorders are never a sign of weakness. And one is by no means alone with it.


Baden : Edition Lammerhuber, 2017.

Physical description

208 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 23 cm


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Includes bibliographical references.



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