'Are You Bald By Choice?'
I was Sam, the badass dyke with the shaved head. What people didn’t see was the physical anguish that prompted me to pick up the clippers in the first place.
The Mental and Social Consequences of Compulsive Hair-Pulling
Echoing the experiences of many, a man in his late 20s described middle school as “absolute hell” because kids perceived him as “the weird kid with missing eyelashes."
Inside the Nightmarish Body Habit Disorders That Affect 'One in 50 People'
Roughly 146 million people suffer from at least one body-focused repetitive behavior, such as obsessive skin picking or hair pulling. Why isn't more treatment available?
Samuel Oliver Slinger, Illustration: Dan Evans