Emi Nietfeld is author of Acceptance: A Memoir. Her essays have appeared in New York Times, Longreads, Vice, and Boulevard. This was an incredibly moving and important conversation – one I hope you’ll listen to in its entirety as the ending is particularly poignant.
This episode contains descriptions or mentions of eating disorders, mental health issues, and sexual abuse which some listeners may find disturbing. Listener discretion is advised. If you or someone you know might be experiencing any of these issues, please reach out to the appropriate local resources/authorities. Here are some national organizations also providing support. National Eating Disorder Association., National Alliance on Mental Illness, RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)