Dermatillomania can be hard to talk about. Let's draw about it.
This is a rolling collection of art by individuals who have suffered with Skin Picking Disorder.
Acting as a visual portrayal of their journey, these drawings help other sufferers understand they're not alone.
@valhellartyah, Riley H., 30, Maine, rileyhart.wixsite.com/rileyhart
“Riley graduated from the Maine College Of Art in 2012 with a BFA in Printmaking. She grew up in the northwest corner of Connecticut and still feels strong ties to her childhood; especially memories of growing up between a sheep farm and a bookstore. As a result she retains a strong interest in working with wool and bookbinding practices. ”Her most recent works in progress involve a combination of wool, gold leaf, and felting processes.This is an ongoing project series that began in 2010. The work surrounds my struggle with dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking), how it manifests and methods I've tried to abate the addiction."
@madygcomics, Mads G., 27, New York
“A piece of vent-art to describe how it feels to have dermatillomania. The feeling of things being 'trapped' inside my skin and the anxiety it causes."
IG:@Graveyard.Gh0ul / TW: @GraveyardGh0ul, Alyssa M., 27, Iowa
@ingridarb, Ingrid A., 22, Spain
“I know how hard it can be to feel pretty (or even worse, feel valuable as a human being) when your skin doesn't look good because of your own fault, so I wanted to show beauty with this illustration.”
@floatinglemurs, Amaya E., 22, New York
“I have had trichotillomania & dermatillomania for a long time, and this self portrait expresses my experience dealing with the effects of these disorders. I like flowers & plants as imagery for my BFRBs - losing petals, shedding leaves, changing shape, but always growing.”
@lmperttula_design, LM P.
“BFRBs are a journey unto themselves, one that everyone walks at their own pace. You’re never broken; you can heal. Fight the stigma against BFRBs—educate yourself and others, love yourself and others!”
@th3monsterinyourhead, Dani M., 27
“I love seeing how many people participated in this, and how much support everyone is getting. It's so much more common that we think, and I like the idea that it will be easier for younger people to find information and sites like this to help them.”
@esther.adina, Esther W., Afghanistan