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Truthfulness and Alopecia: Confronting the Fear of Feeling Ugly

Posted by Cheryl, Co-founder on September 4, 2023 at 3:17pm 1 Comment

Do you ever struggle with feeling unattractive due to alopecia? How has it affected your self-image and how do you deal with those emotions?

Living with alopecia, a condition characterized by hair loss, can challenge our self-esteem and self-image in profound ways. It's okay to acknowledge the feelings of vulnerability and…


'I had my breasts removed to avoid cancer, and I won't have them rebuilt': Woman, 29, with alopecia, reveals why she refused a reconstruction

Posted by Cheryl, Co-founder on November 26, 2022 at 9:48pm 2 Comments

"A woman who lost her hair to alopecia and then had a double mastectomy

says she tattooed her flat chest to take control

and create a body that felt 'most like her'…


Winning the Emotional Game of Alopecia

Posted by Cheryl, Co-founder on June 26, 2022 at 5:23pm 10 Comments

Are You Stuck In A Metaphorical Tug Of War?

My mind has been on alopecia and what is the best way for us to live life to the fullest while living with the condition?

I am convinced that this is more an emotional battle than a physical one.

Our struggles seem to have more to do with acceptance, will I find a mate? Will kids at school laugh at me?  How do I tell my new date?  Will my spouse still be attracted to me? 

My thought is, if it was just physical then “slapping on” a new wig would…


FDA Approves New Drug, Olumiant, for Alopecia Areata

Posted by Cheryl, Co-founder on June 16, 2022 at 6:30pm 17 Comments

I recently came across an article that mentioned a new pill for alopecia. 

"FDA greenlights 1st treatment for sudden hair loss caused by autoimmune disease"

"The drug — part of a class of medicines known as JAK inhibitors — is the first approved treatment for alopecia areata.…


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