Food Psych #72: How to Beat Body Shame & Binge Eating with Lynn Chen

Lynn Chen - body image - eating disorder activist

Actor, food blogger, and body-image activist Lynn Chen shares how getting teased in childhood led her to develop binge eating disorder, how becoming an actor affected her body image, and lots more.

Lynn Chen is an actor and body image activist. She has a diverse resume, ranging from singing on The Metropolitan Opera Stage, to starring in Sony Pictures Classics' "Saving Face," narrating the international bestseller "Crazy Rich Asians," and touring with Dischord Records' punk band E.D. Sedgwick. Most recently, you can catch Lynn guest starring on HBO's "Silicon Valley" and hosting numerous BuzzFeed videos, which have reached over 20 million views.

In 2013, Marie Claire Magazine called Lynn one of The New Change Agents. She is a Spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) as well as Skype's Acting Ambassador. In addition to running two award-winning blogs (The Actor's Diet and Thick Dumpling Skin) Lynn is a writer, most recently published in LA Weekly. Find her on her blogs or at

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