Anne Tonner didn’t know much about eating disorders. As a human rights lawyer and mother of four, she knew they existed but she didn’t know how they could take someone to the brink of self-destruction and sometimes beyond. But then one day her 13-year-old daughter Chloe told her she wouldn’t drink water because she thought it would make her fat and suddenly she was faced with a frightening reality. Anne has written a book about that time, called Cold Vein, in the hopes she can educate people about what anorexia is really like.
Your host is Mia Freedman.
With thanks to special guest Anne Tonner. Find her book Cold Vein at apple.co/mamamia
If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder contact The Butterfly Foundation here.
This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff
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