Meet the VSB Team!
About Very Sweaty Betty (VSB)
We are a small group of normal people who just happen to sweat a lot. We’re not alone – millions of people worldwide suffer from this acutely embarrassing and socially isolating condition, but, because of the negativity and misconceptions surrounding sweating and being sweaty, they attempt to keep it to themselves and suffer in silence. As with all taboo issues, it only takes a few like-minded people to get together to blow a taboo wide apart and tell it how it really is. Hence www.verysweatybetty.com was born. We are committed to raising awareness of Hyperhidrosis and dispel the stigma and ignorance surrounding sweat and sweating.
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A word from our founder… Hello, my name is Anne. I currently reside in south-central Texas, USA. I was born in the UK, and grew up in the East Anglia region of England. I left the UK when I was 23 year old. I travelled and resided in Alaska and southeast Asia. I am currently 39 years old and have suffered from hyperhidrosis my entire life.
There have been two documentaries made about my suffering of primary and generalized hyperhidrosis. I felt that there was not enough awareness about this disorder. It took a lot of courage to come out to the world about this as most of the time I always tried to keep it hidden as it is a very embarrassing condition.
My first documentary was for RAW TV production UK titled “Hidden Lives, Sweaty Betty” (2007). My second was for USA, TLC The Learning Channel, “Truth Be Told, I Have An Embarrassing Medical Condition” (2009).
I have had so much response since making these and have continued to do radio interviews and offer support to sufferers of hyperhidrosis. I sweat severely all over on my head, face, chest, armpits and groin areas, also on my feet in the summertime. This means facial, cranial, axillary, lower extremity (truncal), and plantar.
Once I completed the first documentary, I wanted to expand awareness of this condition. That is what prompted me to start up a support group – somewhere people who do suffer can come together. It became a huge hit! The website was donated by Kris Wilkes (the site’s webmaster) after viewing the first documentary and being aware that his wife also suffers from this condition encouraged him to utilize his talents and resources to help me develop a support website. Beverly Stacey also contacted me during the first airing of the first documentary as her sweating mirrors my own – and the rest, they say, is history.
We are now out-growing our current website, and will soon be expanding the group by creating a new one – it is growing so fast! The monthly stats of new members and viewers are fantastic and more reassuringly, consistent. We have a good balance of unique and returning visitors which is testament to the value of this group.
I (we) never believed that the little forum that I started would expand beyond our imagination. I have always wanted to raise awareness on hyperhidrosis as many of us suffer in silence and finally we appear to be bringing the message to other sufferers and our aim is to make people understand that there is help out there and there are ways to relieve the symptoms. I’d like to share this with our current members and new members. Tell them that there is a product that can reduce or stop their sweating.
Most people are unaware that it can be treated at all.