Content warning: mention of depression, self-harm, depression; discussion eating disorder and gender dysphoria.
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MEDA) Gala, I gave this speech (click play below to listen) about my experience with my eating disorder and my recovery as a queer transgender athlete.
My speech itself begins at 2min45sec. The first couple minutes is Becky Manley (the founder of MEDA) introducing me, along with a couple comments from the man sitting next to me. I recorded the speech on my iPhone, which I held so any strange noises you hear are because I touched my phone or moved it.
Content warning: eating disorders, depression, self-hatred, and gender dysphoria.
Read the full transcription of my speech (beginning at 2min45sec) here.
LGBTQ+ youth are affected by eating disorders more than any other demographic.
|Women, inclusive (up to age 20)||Up to 13.2%|
|Transgender youth (ages 13-24)||Up to 71%|
|Gender nonconforming youth (ages 13-24)||40%|
|LGBTQ cisgender girls (ages 13-24)||54%|
- A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care by S. Chang, A. Singh, and l. dickey.