Episode 3: Drag Queen Wisdom  

Synopsis:

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) 

 

Go to iTunes and check out Mental Note.

Subscribe and add it to a playlist! For iPhones and iPads, use the Apple Podcasts app. It usually comes installed on most Apple devices. In the app, search for Mental Note and then hit subscribe.
 
For android phones and tablets, try the Stitcher app. Get that from Google Play. In Stitcher, search for Mental Note and click the plus sign (+) to add it to your Favorites List.

Sign up for the Mental Note e-newsletter

Click here to hear from our main characters and to receive tips about recovery and healthful living.

Contact Us:

Feel free to share ideas for future episodes or share your #myrecoveryletter with us. Email us at mentalnote@eatingrecovery.com. We’d love to hear from you!

chat with us

Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

Joint Commission Seal
Schedule for a Free Consultation