Hannah Austin

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I am a queer Welsh writer and editor based in Somerset, England. I'm  currently writing my first book: a hybrid memoir on living with trichotillomania, a psychological disorder that causes uncontrollable urges to pull out one’s hair. The book will chronicle my journey towards understanding, accepting, and living happily with, rather than struggling fruitlessly against, the (chronic) disorder. Along the way, it will explore themes such as bodily shame; the inexact nature of psychiatric classification;  and the social, cultural, and historical meanings we attach to women’s hair.