Through Shame to Success: Raising Awareness for BFRBS – Nerve Magazine

My university’s student-run magazine, Nerve, published my first feature article in the first issue of the 19/20 academic year, and I could not have been more proud of it.

Using interviews with wonderful and successful women from across the Atlantic and closer to home, I was able to raise awareness for Body-Focused Repetitive Disorders, something that is very close to my heart, and I received many comments from readers about how they learned more about themselves, as well as about this group of disorders!

Read the full article here, it’s on page 23: https://nervemedia.org.uk/nerve/hustlers-a-review-by-jess-allen/

A Letter to My Trichotillomania // BFRB Awareness Week 2018

Dear you,Continue reading “A Letter to My Trichotillomania // BFRB Awareness Week 2018”

Do I Really Want Out of My Disorder?

A few years ago, I filled out by birth date details into a “numerology calculator” that would, supposedly, tell me all about my personality and the state of my life from these, actually pointless, numbers.Continue reading “Do I Really Want Out of My Disorder?”

My Doctor Had to Google My Disorder (or ‘Why Having Trichotillomania Sucks’)

As I sit in the general practitioner’s room, I scratch at the frayed material of the seat beneath me and hear my heartbeat in my ears as I wait to finally, finally be fixed.Continue reading “My Doctor Had to Google My Disorder (or ‘Why Having Trichotillomania Sucks’)”

The 5 Unexpected Benefits of Having Trichotillomania // A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life

For about the past decade, I’ve suffered with a disorder called Trichotillomania. Here’s the NHS definition if you want to know more about it, and here and here are my past posts about the subject, if you want to know more from the horse’s mouth (or mine. whichever).

I’m not going to spend time explaining the whole thing again, so if you don’t already know, then do some learnin’, then come back to me. If you have any questions about Trich, mental health, or just want to chat, send me a comment.

Until then, here are the Five Unexpected Benefits of Having Trichotillomania…

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Trichotillomania & Cover Up Tips! // Blogmas Day 6

I thought it was about time that I got back to writing about That Thing That I Have, because I sort of ignored it on the blog for a little while I was trying to get my name out there, blogging-wise.But I suppose that if you’re sort of ignoring the reason you started blogging in the first place, then you might as well not be doing it at all. Or something.Continue reading “Trichotillomania & Cover Up Tips! // Blogmas Day 6”