Being in relationship with whatever happens; like losing your hair.
My own alopecia journey started in 2004 when I lost most of my hair in just six weeks. I was a single-mom at the time with a baby, running my own architecture firm, with no real support other than the kindergarten I had managed to enroll my daughter in. Involuntary loss of hair is devastating, excruciating, shameful and limiting.
Some people get their hair back, I did not. Many are happy wearing head-garments or wigs, but to me they all itched and smelled weird. Being super-sensitive, I could not wear them. Since then, I have learned to live with my bald head, carry it high, and well…rock it.
I am not alone. There is an estimated 160 million people affected by Alopecia on the planet, women, children and men.
@The Bald Boss Movement
This month is Alopecia Awareness Month in the US, and I give you The Bald Boss Movement, Facebook @baldbossmovement.
They´re all tough, beautiful people who has a story similar to mine. This movement gather others in empowering community and challenge baldies further. That´s empowerment.
“We challenge women to recognize that hair is an accessory not a necessity. Whether you have it or not, it doesn’t determine your beauty or your self-worth, You do.”
Three women that makes a diversity difference:
The initiative is co-founded by Nell Coleman and Jamie Elmore. #Nellcoleman is the Founder of the Baldiemovement, and is caught in conversation around the #RedTableTalk on Instagram educating about Alopecia recently. Jamie Elmore is not only the Editor in chief of BaldLifeMagazine.com, the baddest global magazine that give bald men, women, and children a voice, she’s the Founder of alopeciasupportgroup.org as well.
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