Brian Cuban Shares on Eating Disorders and Passover
We must continue to shatter upon the stereotype of a "typical person" struggling with an eating disorder - they strike people of all creeds, genders, and races without discrimination, not just the "stereotype" of an upper middle class, white, adolescent/young adult female. In a candid piece, Project HEAL Advisory Board member Brian Cuban expounds upon his silent struggle with an eating disorder for years. In doing so, he elaborates upon the idea of fasting and the holidays, Passover in this instance. He speaks to how a sercet can be compounded (and as he says, "legitimized") by religious eating rituals such as fasting, which can fuel disordered eating behaviors in an "acceptable" fashion at the surface.