Alice Hattrick

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Alice Hattrick is a British writer, video producer and an associate lecturer at the London College of Fashion, and lives with ME/CFS.[1][2]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Alice Hattrick's mother collapsed with pneumonia which led to her developing ME/CFS when Alice was eight. Alice also became ill as a child, and was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.[1] She studied the History of Art and worked in the film industry, before studying at the Critical Writing In Art & Design at the UK's Royal College of Art.[3]

In 2021, Hattrick published their first book, Ill Feelings, part memoir on ME/CFS, chronic illness, and attitudes towards women with disabilities, and part literary criticism.[2][4]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Alice Hattrick was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome as a child, their ― Alice Hattrick uses their/she pronouns ― symptoms as a child included common childhood ME symptoms:

Despite being diagnosed at a children's hospital, and growing up with a mother disabled by ME/CFS, Hattrick was not "fully convinced" of their diagnosis as a child.[1][2]

It's still an impossible diagnosis—too serious to be fake, too subjective to be real

— —Alice Hattrick on ME/CFS[1]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Articles[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

alternative title: Ill Feelings

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Peirson-Hagger, Ellen (October 7, 2021). ""Society is ableist": Alice Hattrick on gender, chronic illness and long Covid". New Stateman | The Culture Interview. Retrieved April 9, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hattrick, Alice (August 5, 2021). "Excerpt from Ill Feelings by Alice Hattrick". Fitzcarraldo Editions. Retrieved April 9, 2022 – via GRANTA.
  3. "Alice Hattrick". Royal College of Art. Retrieved April 9, 2022.
  4. Taylor, Jonathan (August 25, 2021). "Ill Feelings by Alice Hattrick". Times Literary Supplement. Retrieved April 9, 2022.