I've been chatting to a lady who works in television. She's looking for women with trichotillomania who are single and find relationships difficult due to their hair pulling. I'm in a relationship so I'm not really what she's looking for but I said I'd spread the word. Anything that raises awareness has to be a good thing, right?
Here's what she said to me:
"The new documentary series is for The Discovery Network and will follow people who feel that their medical condition affects their love life in some way. It might not apply to you and/or you may already have a partner! But if you're single and you feel that having Trichotillomania can make dating and new relationships tricky, then you would be an ideal contributor for this heart-warming documentary series.
When it comes to meeting people, we all have things that we may not choose to tell somebody straight away, make public on our social networking pages or state on our online dating profile. The series will look at how much we reveal about ourselves to potential partners when dating or at the start of a relationship and how it can be trickier for those with medical conditions. Throughout the series, our contributors will be raising awareness about their conditions and documenting how these conditions impact on their daily lives. We want to give a respectful insight into a variety of medical conditions, to both educate our viewers and at the same inspire others who may be in the same situation.
If you are single and potentially interested in taking part in the series or would like to know more, then I would love to talk to you about the programme. If after having a chat you feel it’s not for you, that is absolutely fine and there is no obligation to be involved."
It seems like a great idea to me, I hope someone comes forward to take part. I'll put her contact details at the bottom of this post. Break a leg!
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