Figured since Tumblr seems to be a world in and of itself, I’d put this up here on its own. This is an interview I did in November 2011 with Nate Eaton of WRIC Channel 8 on eating disorders in men and the roughly two years I suffered from anorexia while in college. I’m now fully recovered and spend a lot of my free time and energy doing eating disorder advocacy and activist work. I’m especially fond of the dynamic in this interview created by the fact that it’s a male reporter interviewing a male survivor.
I personally want to see the greater eating disorder conversation move away from being so split over things like gender. Men are underrepresented as it is, and too often it’s treated as new information that men can and do suffer from eating disorders just the same as women. As long as men are left out, left behind, or remain in the footnotes, the field as a whole cannot advance.