The National Geographic Channel’s new series ‘Taboo’ aired on Tuesday with an episode about people who lead secret lives.
Dr. Sudeepta Varma added her expert commentary to the hour-long program which explored the lives of a millionaire who poses as a train-hopping hobo in his spare time, an able-bodied woman who poses as a paraplegic, and people who enjoy dressing in animal costumes, also known as ‘furries.’
In speaking about why ‘furries’ may be considered taboo, Dr. Varma explained,
“we look at people dressing up in furry costumes as child’s play and it’s something that should have been left in the past and not brought into adulthood.”
Dr. Varma’s Vitals profile lists her as a New York City-based psychiatrist with five years experience. Dr. Varma graduated from the Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.