Billy Porter reveals battle with eating disorder and body dysmorphia

Billy Porter is an actor, singer, fashionista and now he can add author to the list. The 'Pose' star opens up in his new memoir, 'Unprotected.'

10/21/2021 5:31:00 PM

Before Billy Porter became the trailblazer he is today, the 'Pose' actor had many challenges to overcome — his relationship with his body being one of them.

Billy Porter is an actor, singer, fashionista and now he can add author to the list. The 'Pose' star opens up in his new memoir, 'Unprotected.'

They told me that I was too Black, too much, too gayThis was around the same time Porter was also trying to carve out a space for himself as a Black queer artist."They told me that I was too Black, too much, too gay, all of these things," Porter told"GMA.""I always knew that I had gifts that transcended what anybody thought about me. I knew I had gifts that could transcend that dismissal."

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MORE: Billy Porter says he can 'die and go to heaven' after playing groundbreaking 'Cinderella' rolePorter's latest gift to the world is his new memoir,"Unprotected," where he gets raw and real about so much of his life, including his HIV-positive status.

"There's so much work left to do on this planet," Porter said."And I wanted to be around to do it. And I understood that in order for me to be around to do it, I would have to release the darkest and deepest shame."When asked why he decided to share his status with the world, Porter said he wanted to free not just himself but others around him. headtopics.com

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people love him figures are changing but polls meant nothing you have polls, they mean nothing putin has high approval rate wow I only wish Karen Carpenter could have read his book... Love you Billy Wishing him continued healing and freedom. Sorry to hear he still carries some of it with him, but look how far he's come in his battle against shame. Life on earth is no picnic for sure. Just one foot in front of the other. His bravery is inspiring to say the least

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