Living in Recovery: A Panel Discussion on Eating Disorders
April 2nd, 2014. 6.30-8.00pm. Reeve Theater
After suffering from anorexia as an undergraduate in college, Matt Wetsel got involved with the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) in 2007 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 joined the EDC Junior Board in Spring 2011, focusing on volunteer recruitment and state-level organizing year-round.
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. More recently, his attention has shifted to examining gender constructs and how they negatively impact mental health and eating disorders in particular.
When not working on eating disorder advocacy, Matt has a background in research, having worked as the primary data collector for a large, federally funded research grant, the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Project since 2008.
Matt has degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies, and holds a Graduate Studies Certificate in Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.
UW Oshkosh Student in Recovery
In order to protect the privacy of our student panelist, we will not be listing a biography here. We appreciate her willingness to share her story with us at the panel.
Information about additional panelists forthcoming.