Leaving my body

Alison Marie Bennett


Alison’s work explores the personal dysfunctionality surrounding the relationship with her body from the age of four, until today—age forty. Initially, the effects of violence through personal trauma, and injury are articulated; this trauma culminates further in the piece, as the inevitable expression of violence upon self. These pieces outline the frustration of Alison’s cognitive ability to recognise, and logically understand the psychology ingrained beneath disability, and explores epistemic violence through a chronic, and severe eating disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Symbolic and institutional violences are explored through personal experiences with constant, recurrent hospitalisation.


Poetry; Eating Disorder; Disability; Body Image; Hospitalisation

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