Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Welcome to the A2A Body Dysmorphic Disorder Advocacy Resource Center (ARC), an outreach project of the nonprofit Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, aiming to help individuals impacted by body dysmorphic disorder step into body dysmorphic disorder advocacy.

We hope you’ll be inspired by our A2A Advocates impacted by body dysmorphic disorder, and we invite you to listen to our A2A Spotlight features and A2A 1-on-1 interviews sharing powerful stories of how individuals impacted by body dysmorphic disorder are turning adversity into advocacy.

While you’re here, we hope you’ll join our Body Dysmorphic Disorder Messages of Hope campaign. Give hope. Get hope. All in 30 seconds. And if you’re interested in sharing YOUR story with the help of one of our professional journalists, let us know!

Oh, and please be sure to add your name to our Wall of Allies, so you can show your support for our advocates. If you’d like, we’ll also send you our free monthly e-newsletter.

Meet our A2A Advocates

Chris Trondsen

Chris Trondsen

Chris Trondsen Adversity: Battled Body Dysmorphic Disorder and OCD Advocacy: Became a mental health advocate and clinician to help others with similar challenges “Helping others keeps me on my toes. I can’t talk about, ‘Hey, you should not give into your...

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A2A Spotlight Features

Spotlight – Brian Cuban

Spotlight – Brian Cuban

A2A Spotlight feature on Brian Cuban as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates   A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell spotlights author Brian Cuban and his efforts to raise awareness of body dysmorphic disorder, male eating disorders, and addiction. Learn...

A2A 1-on-1 Interviews

A2A 1-on-1 host Liz Saint John talks one-on-one with Steve Bono, creator of Manboobs, a coming-of-age film based on his own experiences with gynecomastia, for which he was teased and shamed as a teenager. Hear about his struggle and eventual triumph over body...