After suffering from anorexia as an undergraduate in college, Matt Wetsel got involved with the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) doing volunteer grassroots lobby work. Inspired by the people he met there, he became active in his local community organizing occasional guest speakers and giving talks to help educate others about eating disorders. He currently is a member of the EDC Junior Board and has been interviewed for various news outlets, including the Huffington Post.
He started his blog, …Until Eating Disorders Are No More, in early 2011. The name was inspired by the legislative efforts of the Eating Disorders Coalition to help end eating disorders through effective policy reform, public education, and properly funded research. He is currently working on a book about his experiences both in recovery and as an activist, with a special interest in examining gender constructs and how they negatively impact mental health and eating disorders in particular. Matt has degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies, and will complete a graduate certification program in Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies in Spring 2013.
Read Matt’s posts here.