Katie Koppel

Katie Koppel is a Boston-based editor and writer of memoir, personal essay, and young adult fiction. She is currently at work on her first book, "Plucked: A Memoir of Hiding," which explores her lifelong struggle with compulsive hair pulling.

Stories By Katie Koppel

Where Hair Pullers Like Me Are Not Alone

There is no cure or proven treatment for trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling. After years of suffering in silence, a support system of “trichsters” helped me hold my...