An estimated fifteen million people in the United States suffer from this disorder, yet it remains unknown to the majority of the public. Trichster aims to normalize this disorder, which often isolates and alienates its sufferers, by showcasing the perspective of those who live with it every day.
Trichster is a story of overcoming life’s challenges and finding the inner strength to accept your true self. It is the goal of this documentary to present this disorder honestly and accurately while showing the emotional and human side of each sufferer. It is our hope to be the first steps toward starting a larger conversation about hair pulling and other BFRBs. By raising awareness both inside and outside the trich community, we hope to generate interest and ultimately empower those who are suffering silently to come forward and seek help.Filmed by Jillian Corsie, and featuring Rebecca "BeckieO" Brown, Valerie Vanone, and Sophie Ehrman, as well as Meredith Druss, Jessie Ploscowe, Greg Clements, and Grace Romitelli, Trichster features the TLC Conference and Retreat, our founder, Christina Pearson, and many of our community members.Available