One morning in January 2023, ‘Clerks’ director Kevin Smith awoke in terror, convinced he was losing his mind.
The next day, he checked into Arizona’s Sierra Tucson Treatment Center, where he spent a month in intensive therapy and learned how childhood sexual abuse and bodyshaming over his weight by his 4th grade teacher led him to create and hide behind a larger-than-life public persona he calls “the other guy.”
Now Kevin has stopped smoking weed, cut back on social media, is slowing down his work schedule after churning out movies, comic books, TV shows and podcasts, and learning about the healing power of self-acceptance.
Most importantly, he is determined to get the word out to others who could benefit from hearing his story and the tools he’s acquired to help find peace.
Huge support for everyone with these issues.. body dismorphia.. in secondary school i had years of psychological and physical bullying calling me stupid.. dumb.. ugly.. all kinds of names.. from people who ruined my self perception. soo much trauma as an adult guy i spoken to lots of therapists and still struggle, you get to a point where you cant even pick out specific trauma anymore because it all hurts..
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