At 17 years old, Aneela Idnani was struggling with the loss of her father. Over time, she developed a mental health condition known as Trichotillomania, a compulsion to unknowingly pull out one’s hair as a self-soothing mechanism.
Years later in 2013, Idnani was heading to the bathroom to grab her black eye pencil to cover up that she had pulled out her entire eyebrow. She bumped into her husband, Sameer, who squinted at her. “Where are your eyebrows?” he said. No one knew Idnani had been living with her condition. She confided in her husband about how she had been suffering.