Rebecca Brown started taking daily selfies in 2007, when was 14 years old. But unlike every other teenager who is doing that, Rebecca would one day do something very special with them.
She probably didn’t know it at the time, but 6.5 years later, Rebecca would use the accumulated trove of thousands of daily selfies to produce something spectacular — a timelapse video of her transformation from a girl into a young woman. Rebecca is giving us some details:
I’m Rebecca Brown, born 4th December 1992. Start: Sep 12 2007, 5395 days old. Last photo here: March 12 2014, 7769 days old. I intend to do the project for as long as I can, it’s still going.
And as many viewers have asked, Rebecca explains that she suffers from Trichotillomania — an impulse disorder characterized by the compulsive urge to pull out one’s hair, leading to noticeable hair loss and balding. She adds:
It’s a complex hair disorder, where I am compelled to tear it all out strand by strand. It’s classified as an ICD (similar to OCD). I end up with bald patches and thinning hair, most of which occurs on my crown and on the sides by my ears. So several million people get confused when from the front, I appear fine. I have another photo every day project that I’ve been taking, from the side, that I hope to post soon, when that reaches it’s next anniversary.
Now here is the video itself:
It is really incredible to see such a transformation unfold in less than four minutes.
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