Stories about other people can give us new ways of thinking about ourselves, especially if we think about the story in particular ways. Click to see a podcast on this kind of ‘transformative’ reading or try out some of the digital fictions we’ve found that have some kind of link to body image or are more broadly about being a young woman (listed below). Play them for fun, or watch the podcast for ideas about how to play them in ways that help you think more deeply about the stories.
Inanimate Alice – a story in four episodes of a girl growing up in unusual circumstances.
My Body – a retrospective diary of a woman thinking back to how she felt about her body, and the thoughts and fantasies she had about it.
Underbelly – As woman sculptor carves on the site of a former colliery in the north of England she is disturbed by a medley of voices, some from the site’s dark industrial past, and the player/reader is plunged into an underworld of repressed fears and desire.
The Doll Games – an online exhibition of the games two sisters played with their dolls that they describe as “a secret laboratory, where inequity is redressed, stupidity violently derided, all desires gratified. Here the “little” girl is, frankly, huge…”
Fitting the Pattern – “Cutting through memories, pinning down facts, stitching fabrications, unpicking the past – an interactive, animated memoir, exploring aspects of my relationship with my dressmaking mother”.
The Path – a short horror game inspired by older versions of Little Red Ridinghood, set in modern day. The Path offers an atmospheric experience of exploration, discovery and introspection through a unique form of gameplay, designed to immerse you deeply into its dark themes.