May 3 • 35M

Good Girls

An interview with Sunday Times columnist and author Hadley Freeman

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Tara Henley
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Since the pandemic, we’ve been hearing more and more about the mental health crisis impacting teenaged girls. My guest on the program today is a journalist with a special interest in the well-being of young women. In her own adolescence, she was hospitalized nine times for anorexia — which she’s written about in a new book — and in recent years, she has dug into the issue of gender dysphoria, trying to understand the surge of cases among teen girls. It was coverage of gender issues that ultimately led her to part ways with The Guardian, after 22 years with the paper.


Hadley Freeman is a columnist and features writer for the The Sunday Times in London, and a bestselling author. Her latest book is Good Girls: A Story and Study of Anorexia.

Hadley Freeman is my guest, today on Lean Out. Transcript to come for paid subscribers.

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