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Don't Get Even, Scare the Shit Out of Them!

The past two weeks have been quite intense for me and it all started when I literally got my ass kicked for three hours because I was accused for pulling someones hair, and I was being honest saying I didn’t do it. 1,410 more words

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Poised to Pull

Hello, darkness, my old friend.

I came home from volunteering at a scholarship event today and gloomily sank into my bed, and didn’t want to sink out of it. 600 more words



I have another growing bald spot.

It’s near the first one on the crown of my head, and if I have my hair up a certain way, I can hide it. 158 more words


Men, black hair and me

I wasn’t going to write this as I only faced the truth of this matter a few hours ago but here we are so let’s start with the facts. 1,103 more words

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Under the Hurt Umbrella: Shame and Body-Focused Repetitive Disorders

In my work with clients who deal with Body-Focused Repetitive Disorders (BFRDs) I have gradually become convinced that in many individuals shame drives the behavior.  BFRDs manifest in compulsive pulling of one’s hair (Trichotillomania), picking at skin and scabs (Excoriation), cutting, carving, biting, and starving (Non-Suicidal Self-Injury NSSI). 213 more words

What is Trichotillomania?

One of the many behaviors clients come to see me about is Hair Pulling.  An irresistible urge to pull hair from your body, usually scalp and eyebrows.   135 more words


Bald By 30

I know all kids have weird habits but I think my daughter’s might be a little stranger than most. She not only sucks on her two fingers – middle and index – but she also has an obsession with hair. 300 more words

Tamed By A Toddler