One thing I see a lot of advocates worry about is their disorders becoming their identity. Not in the sense that it consumes who they are, but in the sense that it consumes other people’s perceptions of who they are, becoming all they’re known for. It’s something I think about, too. On the one hand, … Continued
About Laura Barton
Laura is a 25-year-old writer living in Ontario’s Niagara Region. Her passion for writing and personal journey with mental health issues has led her to become an advocate, a blogger for the Canadian BFRB Support Network and also to release her own book, Project Dermatillomania: The Stories Behind Our Scars. She struggled with depression and anxiety through university, but pulled through, receiving a BA in English Language and Literature from Brock University. She is currently pursuing a diploma in Journalism. You can follower her on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.