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Gessie Madison Perez

Trichster Sisters Program
New York
Gessie Perez is 21 years old and from Long Island, New York. She works as an aide for a young girl with developmental disabilities, and teaches religious education classes for children at her church. She enjoys swimming, traveling, spending time with her three dogs, and volunteering for her church. She has had trichotillomania since she was 11 years old and also deals with several other BFRBs. This is her sixth TLC conference. She is a trained TLC Ambassador, and spoke at the 2017 conference closing. She is a strong advocate for BFRB awareness and has been featured on various online media sites. Gessie is particularly passionate about helping children and she started her own program called Trichster Sisters sending personalized care packages and being a penpal to young girls with trichotillomania!

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