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Project Dermatillomania -- ebook by lunastar
Project Dermatillomania -- ebook
Hey, so I'm posting this sort of advertise-y type post because I need help with transforming my already print book into an ebook. Here's the story as it stands.

I've written and compiled a book about the skin picking disorder called Excoriation Disorder, more commonly referred to as dermatillomania. I collected stories from other skin pickers around the world and we've put them together to show other skin pickers that they aren't alone in having this disorder. The disorder is often isolating and people feel ashamed, so they often don't even know it's a legitimate disorder and that there are others who do it too. With this book, we hope to eliminate some of the isolation that people feel as well as break some of the stigma that surrounds the disorder by showing that we are normal human beings who just happen to struggle and live with this mental health issue.

The book is currently available in print through, the Canadian BFRB Support Network as well as the Trichotillomania Learning Center (the latter two of which we are donating all proceeds). We would also be able to reach more people by providing the book in ebook format, however, our current formatting doesn't work with free ebook converters, nor is it something that we can do ourselves, and so we've turned to the community for help and created a Kickstarter.

By backing the Kickstarter, you'd not only help to fund the ebook, BUT you also have the opportunity to get a copy of the print book for yourself and to preorder the ebook! I ask that you please take a look.

And that, my dears, is why I am posting this. Please help if you can, any little donation/backing would be great. Or if you could pass on the message about it, that would be great too. Thank you so much!




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Laura Barton
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My name is really and truly Laura Barton, and I have my Bachelor of the Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Brock University. My passions lie in fictional and non-fictional writing, and mental health awareness, for which I am an advocate concerning mainly dermatillomania, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I'm rather obsessed with the 1966 Batman series and Batman in general, and I do also enjoy drawing from time to time.

Project Dermatillomania: A book project I started and have been working on with other skin pickers in which we tell our stories in hopes of showing others they are not alone. Unpublished as of yet, but near completion. Click the title to check out the facebook page.
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