Ep 18: This can’t be an eating disorder, I’m a fella with Richie Cartwright

In this episode we speak about stereotypes around eating disorders and why it isn’t always easy to recognise that you have one if you’re male. Richie Cartwright shares his experience with binge eating, the journey to getting help and founding Fella, an online platform to help fellas who binge eat.

Richie runs Fella, a Y Combinator startup to help men tackle binge eating. Fella is a community-driven digital health platform: software to guide you through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), supported by other men going through the same thing. Before Fella, Richie dropped out of a masters at Peking Uni in China to found his first company — an AI transport startup working with the UK government which was later acquired. He’s a self-taught data scientist and studied economics at Cambridge University.

Please remember that this podcast shares opinions and information, it isn’t for the diagnosis or treatment of an eating disorder, mental or physical health issues.

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