Portia de Rossi speaks about her eating disorder and sexuality

Portia DeGeneres (professionally known as Portia de Rossi) is a celebrity that I cannot help but be drawn to—as she is a lesbian who has previously struggled with anorexia. The question as to whether or not her anorexia was due to her closeted sexual orientation, for me, remains unclear.

From what I know—and not yet having read her book Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain (it’s on the ‘to-read’ list)—Portia nicely illustrates how complex eating disorders are and also how sometimes the link between eating disorders and sexual orientation can be very complicated. I have posted a video link and a link to the ABC News website for more info.

I’ll be commenting more on this topic after I have read the book.

What are your thoughts?

Posted on by rebecca jones in Research and tagged , , ,


  1. Natasha Holme
    Posted May 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Watch that Ellen interview for the last two words. …

  2. Rebecca Jones
    Posted May 5, 2012 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    It’s beautiful isn’t it.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>