Live Video: Katie Koppel - Trichotillomania


Katie Koppel is a Boston-based writer and advocate for body-focused repetitive behaviors. She is our third and final live guest for BFRB Awareness Week 2016.


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When I was 8 years old, I started plucking out my eyelashes. It relieved stress, and I liked the feeling of rolling the eyelashes between my fingers. Then, when I was 11, I changed schools, and my eyelash pulling evolved into eyebrow pulling. There were bald spots around my eyes and in my eyebrows. I [...]