The idea of a man struggling with eating and body image goes against the mainstream ideal of masculinity, but it’s important that we start to talk about it. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 10 million males in the U.S. suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder. An important intersection is also the consistency of eating disorders in gay males; 42% of men with eating disorders identify as gay.
These men's stories need to be heard. Evan Taubenfeld shares a personal and emotional story of his eating disorder and how he is beginning to fight for his health (Trigger Warning).