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Food Psych #27: Hunger, Health, Heartache

Michelle Francesca Thomas actress comedian

In this episode, comedic actor Michelle Francesca Thomas discusses how her grandparents' health-consciousness (and grandmother's disordered eating) influenced her relationship to food; her experience of food insecurity and the unexpected ways hunger manifested itself in her childhood; the ups and downs of cooking for a significant other; and more. 

Michelle Francesca Thomas is a Teaching Artist for Enact, a non-profit that works throughout New York City’s Department of Education, using drama therapy techniques to teach social-emotional skills workshops. She is a regular player with ComedySportz NYC, has studied and performed improv and sketch at The Peoples Improv Theater and UCB, and is the Co-Director of the 10,000 Hours Improv Program. A few of her loves are: Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z, sunflowers and prefers homemade food to most restaurants. She hopes that she is an encouragement to at least one person every day. Find her at