Episode 3: Drag Queen Wisdom  


Life for someone like Eric Dorsa can look pretty fabulous. He’s one of Chicago's hottest drag queens, his TED talk has been viewed over 240,000 times, and he has a host of people who love and support him daily.
Yet, getting to this place proved far from easy. Along the way he had to grapple with a life-threatening eating disorder, drug and alcohol abuse, and an underlying self-hatred that continually thwarted the life he longed to live.




About me:

My name is Eric Dorsa and I am currently 29 years old and live in Chicago, Illinois. I am a drag queen for a cause, using the art of drag and female impersonation to help spread the message of eating disorder recovery in and out of the LGBTQ community. I have learned in recovery that what we have in common with others is what ultimately heals us and builds a stronger community of recovery. We recover together. 

Fun facts:

  • I am obsessed with makeup especially special effects makeup

  • My favorite show is Rupaul’s Drag Race! DUHHHHH

  • I can lick my own elbow though science insists that this should not be possible. 

  • I get sucked into Pinterest for hours at a time. (no shame) 


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