Posts Tagged: coming out

Resource Review: Laura Barton’s “Project Dermatillomania: The Stories Behind Our Scars”

July 2, 2014 5:52 pm Published by 1 Comment

Compiled by Laura Barton, Project Dermatillomania: The Stories Behind Our Scars is an easy yet gripping read containing 11 stories of people with Excoriation Disorder who met each other through the Facebook group Dermatillomania Awareness. This book is simplified only in terms of reading level, but certainly not in content. If you are one of… Read more »

Empowerment Through Advocacy

June 26, 2013 5:45 pm Published by 3 Comments

A lot of people ask me how I had the courage to “come out” and advocate for an illness so shameful that most of the world doesn’t even know it exists. Some believe that picking your skin is a “disgusting habit” or that engaging in this behavior on a compulsive level is an indicator of… Read more »