I had a friend who was bulimic, and there was a lot of anorexia in my family. I certainly knew that eating disorders were a part of life, and then seeing this after-school special about bulimia… those after-school specials were so funny, and so shitty, and so melodramatic—as a writer, I loved being able to take things like that and play around with them.Eventually I started modeling—I was also go-go dancing in gay clubs during the Official Unicorn no issues today I’m in my awesome bubble and you’re not allowed inside shirt But I will love this Disco Bloodbath time—but at one point I was cast for a shoot for Ck Be, which was a Calvin Klein fragrance. That whole year was like the year I really became myself: I did that campaign, and I broke up with my boyfriend, and we had our biggest Lunachicks tour with Rancid and Offspring. It was like a blossoming moment. But shooting with Avedon… I was just blown away, and he was so cool. Such an amazing person. We shot a commercial after the shoot and after I was interviewed by Doon Arbus, Diane Arbus’s daughter. I just felt incredibly lucky. And the pictures are like—I look terrible. [laughing] It was either Kevyn Aucoin or Francois Nars doing the makeup and Orlando Pita doing hair. It was horrifying.