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This is Me

When I first heard about the #ThisIsMe online awareness campaign for #BFRBweek, I was a little hesitant. It was developed by the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC) Millenial Campaign with the purpose of showing the many faces of BFRBs, people of different races, genders, socio-economic statuses, locations, etc. The campaign asks people to make a video talking about themselves and their BFRB (so millennial, which I’m not… Generation X all the way, baby!). I’m not a video person… photograph maybe… blog more likely. So I decided to go with the latter, more old school, text heavy response. 

So here goes…

#ThisIsMe

Pull my lashes, tweeze my brows, tug my hair…
This is me
But I’m more than just the demons inside my hands
I’m more than just a face hiding behind make up
I’m me, Debi
This is me

I’m a woman, confident and brave
This is Me

I’m an introvert, anxious in a crowd
This is Me 

I’m a friend who craves one-on-one conversations
This is Me

I’m an HR professional, seeking to help others use their gifts
This is Me

I’m a Christian, equally saint and sinner
This is Me

I’m a mother, unapologetically full of joy, and proud
This is Me

I’m a failure who tries to remember to learn from my mistakes
This is Me

I’m a loving daughter
This is Me

I’m a fast walker, with the wind behind me, always on the move
This is Me

I’m a sister to my heroes, the people I look up to most in this world
This is Me

I’m an aunt who relishes her nieces and nephews
This is Me

I’m an advocate for those who feel they are alone
This is Me 

I’m a rock and roll fan
This is Me

I’m an obsessed Pearl Jam and Avett Brothers fan
This is Me

I’m a New Yorker, but super tired of the cold
This is Me

I’m a wife, supportive and encouraging
This is Me

I’m a bitch, and then sometimes the shit hits the fan
This is Me

I’m a control freak
This is Me

I’m a pro-life progressive, caring about the dignity of every human being
This is Me

I’m a junkie for theology and political ideology
This is Me
 
I’m a person with a lot of student loan debt thanks to two degrees
This is Me

I’m a hater of conflict
This is Me

I’m a sloth
This is Me

I’m a reader
This is Me

I’m a sugar addict
This is Me

I’m a support group leader
This is Me

I’m a dog lover
This is Me

I’m a good listener, encourager
This is Me

I’m a TV watcher
This is Me

I’m a time-waster
This is Me

I’m a thinker
This is Me

I’m a Libra, devil’s advocate
This is Me

I’m a writer, when I want to be
This is Me

I’m a hair puller, even though I don't want to be 

But that’s not all I am

This is Me