Altea Solari

Altea Solari is a newly qualified MD who plans to specialise in child psychiatry and eating disorders. She currently works as a co-researcher at the University Hospital of Bologna on a project exploring autism and anorexia nervosa. She is interested in the politics of gender in medicine, and in how a feminist perspective can be integrated into the treatment of eating disorders. Outside of medicine, Altea is committed to issues of representation in literature: she runs an Instagram project @litlit.reads, and her writing has been featured in SoftRevolution zine. She is also a photographer and has published several photobooks of travel memoir.


Solari presents a series of compassionate vignettes—seemingly mundane observations from the time when she was saying the final goodbye to her mother.


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