1: How pain is communicated
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How can you ever accurately share the experience of pain? This episode looks at how we measure and record pain, featuring a reading from American author Eula Biss about the 0-10 pain scale used in medical settings and an interview with Korean-Australian artist Eugenie Lee about the stigma of pelvic pain and her latest work, Breakout, My Pelvic Sorcery, in which participants can experience the real sensations of pelvic pain via a “pain inducing machine”.

Please note: this podcast touches on some heavy themes, if you or someone you know require assistance, contact one of the following 24/7 crisis support services: Lifeline (13 11 14), beyondblue (1300 22 4636), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800), eheadspace (1800 650 890), or QLIFE (1800 184 527). If you would like to read more about pain science visit Tame The Beast and Pain Australia.

Producers: Georgia Mill, Michelle Macklem and Beth Atkinson-Quinton
Intro Theme: Michelle Macklem
Guests in this episode: Eula Biss and Eugenie Lee

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A Fluorescent Feeling is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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