Hi there! I'm a member of this forum for some time now, and after reading a lot of posts and threads, I thought this could be a good topic. And well, my partner is a psychologist and he's really interested in this too, he asked me to keep him informed. One of the things that I find fascinating about this hobby is the variety of ways that people can enjoy dolls. Some of us enjoy the most the customisation (sewing, doing face-ups, mods...), some others collect them, enjoy purchasing new stuff and selling old stuff, use them as models for art, photography, creating characters... And I'm sure there're people that feel them as something therapeutic. For example, I've read some posts about people that are very insecure, and customizing a doll boost their self esteem, or people that have had a tough childhood and this hobby helps them with their daily life in many ways. I think it's very interesting how dolls can be useful when it comes to mental health. I have never had any big problems in my life (I feel very lucky and grateful), so maybe I don't "live" this hobby as therapeutic as other people, but it's true that when I work on my doll I feel that all my stress goes away. I'd like to know about the person who is behind the doll. So.. what's your story?