Brian Cuban To Speak at Penn State for Love Your Body Week
Author, activist, and Penn State alumnus Brian Cuban will speak at Penn State about his recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27 in the HUB Auditorium as part of UHS’s Love Your Body Week.
Cuban, the brother of entrepreneur and Shark Tank star Mark, was bullied badly growing up due to his weight and turned anorexic. At Penn State, he became bulimic and relied heavily on alcohol. After college, he got into drug usage, all the while dealing with body dysmorphic disorder. He got clean in 2008, and has been one of the leading voices against the stigma associated with male eating disorders in America since.
“My mission is to save lives, one at a time, to let people know the recovery is possible,” Brian said when we profiled him last semester. “If you drop that wall, for one second, there are people who love you and want to help you.”
Cuban’s talk will be the headliner of UHS’s Love Your Body Week from Oct. 27-31. Other awareness-raising events during the week include a social media campaign using #loveyourbody to share stories of inspiration. UHS will also set up tables in the HUB, IM Building, White Building, and Rec Hall with more information throughout the week.
This is the first time Cuban will come back to speak at Penn State since he graduated in 1984. I’d be remiss not to mention that Cuban is also very active on Twitter, and he’s a recommended follow from everyone at Onward State.