We at Tabooya, love sharing stories with a deeper meaning. This is one of those stories.
At age 14, Rebecca Brown was diagnosed with an impulse control disorder called trichotillomania – similar to OCD – that caused her to pull her hair out of her head when she was feeling anxious.
Brown, a filmmaker and artist, took a photo of herself every single day since she was 14 until she turned 21. She then compiled the photographs and created a video montage for her YouTube channel. But More than just showing her growth over 6 1/2 years, this video shows her struggle with mental illnesses.
We see her from long haired to short, to her first boyfriend, to her travels, to her first experiences in a hospital. The photos show her physical transformation, but they also reveal milestone moments of her life where she posts notes about her struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts.
She also leaves a message about beauty in the caption of her video:
“Beauty is more than what we see with the eyes. People are more than their conditions. I am more than my hair and skin. This only shows my exterior, I hope that people will check out my videos to see more of the girl inside.”
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