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I am here to connect with others who are affected with alopecia. I credit this site in helping me to become less self conscious when I go out bald in public.

I wish that there was a group where I could personally interact with other alopecians. But it's nice to be here in AW to talk with people who are winning over the uncertainty and unpredictable nature of alopecia.
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Healing Haiku

Posted on August 14, 2010 at 1:05pm 55 Comments

Hello Family!

In the spirit of TallGirl’s excellent blog on the power of the internet in the creation of our home here at Alopecia World; I would like to launch a blog for creative expression. For those of you who are not familiar with haiku, there are many forms, but the basic format is a small poem that comprises of three lines with a specific structure. The first line of a haiku has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. And the last line has 5 syllables. As you compose your… Continue

Green With Envy?

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 8:53pm 2 Comments

I have a story that my AA family can appreciate. Today I felt sad about being hairless, watching my co-worker walk around the office with a fresh relaxer. Hair flowing as she walks by, I really began to miss what it’s like to have a fresh new hair-do.

Then later this evening I’m at Publix examining the produce aisle, when I see a young twenty-something girl with green (yes bright green) hair examining me. Her two friends are talking animatedly about some fruit or vegetable and she… Continue

Share The Love--Be Authentic!

Posted on February 13, 2010 at 11:58am 11 Comments

This has been an exceptional week for me in my worklife as an instructor. For the first time since I shaved my scalp in '08, I chose to stand before a class of adults without a head cover. The positive reception was more than I expected. But more importantly than that, I had an opportunity to share Alopecia World with others who are experiencing alopecia in their lives. Mostly it was with women who have children or family members with the condition. And one man showed me his chronic bald…


Yes! There IS LOVE in belonging

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 7:59am 1 Comment

I wanted to reprise my blog of last year because I've received so much strength from coming here.

I love Alopecia World because there’s nothing like belonging… I’ve been given the power to take back my life by interacting with the strong and caring people on this site. There aren’t words that are adequate enough to describe how important your love and encouragement has been to me. Thank you Alopecia Family and Happy Valentine's Day!


There's LOVE In Belonging...

Posted on February 11, 2009 at 11:47am 5 Comments

I love Alopecia World because there’s nothing like belonging… I’ve been given the power to take back my life by interacting with the strong and caring people on this site. There aren’t words that are adequate enough to describe how important AW has been to me. Thank you alopecia family and Happy Valentine's Day!

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At 2:33am on January 2, 2013, NORMAN ABBOTT said…

Just wanna say hi

At 9:17pm on August 12, 2011, lovelyjan said…
Hi Galena, Thanks for accepting my friend request.
At 3:48pm on February 2, 2011, Susan said…
Hi Galena,
I can't wait for spring.We have had snow storm after snow storm.
At 11:15pm on January 30, 2011, Angie said…
Thank you Galena for accepting my friend request, and keep that blackberry locked on Alantans with Alopecia. We hope to really get things started and look for your inputs as well.
At 1:54pm on January 29, 2011, Angie said…
You make beautiful, fabulous! Rock on sista!
At 8:09pm on January 9, 2011, Susan said…
Thank you Galena,
I am inspired each day by the beautiful people on this site.It is bitterly cold where I live.How is weather in Georgia?
At 5:53pm on September 17, 2010, Valerie Hutcherson said…
Hi there,
I just joined this group and came across your profile. I like in the Atlanta area and I noticed that you do too. Your photos are stunning. Your bald head it beautiful and I hope that one day I will have the self confidence to go out without my wig!
At 1:10am on August 15, 2010, Brenda said…
The only ones I have tried are ones I picked up from the local drug store. They were impossible for me to get on. Thanks for the response. You really do look beautiful.
At 10:03pm on August 14, 2010, Brenda said…
I would love to be able to find lashes that I could wear. Where do you get yours? They're beautiful!
At 8:10pm on July 25, 2010, Retha said…
Hello.. Trust me I understand about being busy.. Yes thank GOD we are BLESSED with a job. Take Care I will keep in contact.. BE BLESSED


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