That's me on the left! In July 2020, I was diagnosed with an unspecified eating disorder, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder after battling in silence for more than 15 years. I had been blinded by the stigmas, stereotypes, and diet culture. I didn't think it could happen to me. Guys don't battle eating disorders, right?! Further, I thought I was just doing the right thing by eating healthy. However, my pursuit for physical perfection came at the cost of my mental, emotional, and social well-being. In fact, it nearly cost me my life.
I'm on a mission to:
ELEVATE awareness and empower others to get the help they deserve.
CONFRONT the stigma and show young men that there is strength in vulnerability.
ILLUSTRATE the lived experience to equip the next generation of mental health professionals.
CHANGE the narrative around eating disorders and mental health.