Clammy is a nonfiction book-in-progress—part memoir, part narrative journalism, part medical history—which tells the stories of those living with hyperhidrosis. A surprisingly common yet misunderstood medical condition, HH is characterized by chronic, excessive blushing or sweating—sometimes liters of sweat daily—in focused areas such as the hands, feet, armpits or face.
As many as 211 million people worldwide suffer from HH, including many for whom the severity is great enough to invoke crippling depression, social anxiety and suicidal thoughts or behavior. Unfortunately, compared to other equally prevalent conditions, very little non-biased research or writing exists on the topic.
The mission of Clammy is to raise awareness about hyperhidrosis through in-depth research and meaningful storytelling, as well as deliver comfort and resources to those who suffer from it.