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, somethingContinue reading “Through Shame to Success: Raising Awareness for BFRBS – Nerve Magazine”
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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.
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.
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 explainingContinue reading “The 5 Unexpected Benefits of Having Trichotillomania // A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life”
Hello 2017! // 2017 Goals
Following yesterday’s post all about the resolutions I set at the end of 2015 for the year ahead of me, and how I succeeded in those, I would like to start the new year off in exactly the same way as everyone else: with some resolutions.
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 inContinue reading “Trichotillomania & Cover Up Tips! // Blogmas Day 6”
A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Self Harm?
Hey, hi, hello there. Without waffling too much like always, here’s a blog post about why Trichotillomania isn’t self harm. You’re welcome. If you’ve read my posts before, hopefully you’ll be aware (and if you weren’t aware then um… surprise) that I suffer with a disorder called Trichotillomania. This is an Impulse Control Disorder (orContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Self Harm?”
The Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Common Questions
In reference to my previous post in this (shall I call it a series? Probably not popular enough to be called that but hey ho) series; “Introductions” (click for a link), I have decided to compile a list of all the awkward, embarrassing, sometimes downright offensive, and normal questions that people who suffer with Trich (Trichotillomania)Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Common Questions”
A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Introductions
Am currently sat, wondering how on earth to start this blog post. I know what I want it to be about, and roughly what I should mention… but how to start? How do I introduce to, possibly total strangers, what I struggle with on a daily basis? How do I accurately explain to those readingContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to a Trichy Life: Introductions”