Isla is a playwright, performer and director currently based in Edinburgh.

Isla suffered anorexia nervosa from the ages of 14 to 20; though she is now classified as ‘recovered’, she says that intrusive negative thoughts about food and her body are still part of her normal everyday life. For this commission Isla is creating a series of spoken-word audio compositions addressing disordered eating and living in a culture in which “dangerous, negative thinking around food and the body is normalised”.

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