MA student, George Washington University
Ruthie Flynn is a first-year MA student in Medical Anthropology at George Washington University. Her research interests include psychological anthropology, the history of psychiatry, women's mental health, eating disorders, and mental health treatment efficacy in veterans. In her spare time, she enjoys standing on her hands, annoying her cat, and enjoying the pleasures of Washington, DC with her partner.
An orientalist orthorexia
When do healthy habits stop, and harmful ones begin? Drawing on her own experience with an eating disorder, Ruth Flynn explores how the West commodifies Eastern health practices to find answers to our own cultural problems. Read on »