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I am BRAVE enough to conquer my fear.

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I am Banu, a graduate student in Sociology, and live in Istanbul, Turkey. For seven years, I have been pulling my eyebrows. This is considered a mental disorder with the name of "Trichotillomania", which causes people to pull out hair in different parts of their body ranging from skull-hair to eyebrows and eyelashes. Currently, there are unfortunately 8 million sufferers of Trichotillomania just alone in the United States. Although psychiatry and medicine considers mental health as "pharmaceutical' self rather than "social" or "cultural" one, mental disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorders are mostly the product of social anxiety, oppression, bullying and discrimination. I believe that the root of mental disorders is mainly the social environment around us and what we need to overcome and change is the society, rather than our psychology.
Born This Way Foundation has become the biggest fruit of Lady Gaga and her inspiring music and mission. She is the root of bravery for the generation of today, who suffers from inequality and all kinds of bullying. With the money you donate to Born This Way Foundation, you will contribute to the lives of many people, who suffer from the fears suffocating them and preventing them from being real themselves. With each dollar you share with the foundation, you will help a youngster to conquer his/her fear just as Lady Gaga did.
We can do it. We all are brave enough to conquer our fears!



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