These are the people featured in Project Dermatillomania: The Stories Behind Our Scars, with their information from the time of the book’s publication.
“I’ve been through so much. I don’t deserve this.”
“Maybe one day I will be able to stop picking, but if I don’t, I don’t have to hate myself.”
Katie E. Fulton
Kent, United Kingdom
“Please mind where you’re stepping when you walk over my remains.
I don’t mean to lie here, but it seems hard to breathe.”
New Jersey, USA
“We are still ordinary people trying to live the life we have.”
“You pray to God to let you have one day without this.”
“I pray I can overcome this.”
“This disorder does not define us.”
New Mexico, USA
“I need God to help me grab that key. My hands are too busy picking to grab the key.”
“I knew I needed to get a hold of my life and my sanity before this addiction killed me.”
“…there is strength in numbers and you start to find out just how strong you can actually be…”