Books by Barbara Lally
The Trichster Diaries
At the age of 10, Barbara Lally developed a disorder called trichotillomania. Trichotillomania, or “trich” for short, is a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) that causes one to pull out his or her own body hair without being able to stop. This incurable disorder affects up to 2% of the total population and has been with Barbara the majority of her life. In The Trichster Diaries, Barbara takes you on her journey toward self-acceptance. The story begins through the eyes of a scared, insecure, little girl and finishes through the eyes of Barbara now, a grown woman who has worked hard to accept herself and a disorder that she cannot change. Through all of the ups and the downs, the triumphs and failures, one powerful message shines through: Self-acceptance IS attainable.
My Trichster Diaries: A Guided Journal
In 2020, Barbara Lally published her first book, The Trichster Diaries, detailing her life with trichotillomania, the hair-pulling disorder. Writing and publishing this incredibly personal account of her life was profoundly healing for Barbara. It catapulted her into a life of total self-acceptance, one she always dreamed of. Now, Barbara hopes she can facilitate the same for others in the trichotillomania community by creating the guided journal, My Trichster Diaries.
In My Trichster Diaries, the reader is able to reflect on and write about their own trichotillomania and journey to self-acceptance. But that’s not all. Barbara weaves in handwritten notes, trichster tips, poetry, and much more.