Leon Johnson
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...for those who shave!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Sep 15, 2008. 1 Reply


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I'm an artist (painter,singer etc.) who moved here to New York to grow as an artist. I've had Alopecia since I was about 17. Everytime I went to a doctor no one could tell me how I got it and how to get rid of it. I use to wear my hair with pomades and combed it slick back but over the years it just got thinner and pretty much left. I made a choice to finally cut it bald. It was a hard one at first but I feel better.

Do you have alopecia?
Scarring alopecia
Are you age 18 or older?

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The Bald Woman Project 2009.

Posted on November 22, 2008 at 12:18pm 3 Comments

As an artist I've always enjoyed exploring ideas and asking questions through various mediums. From film, photography, stage plays to painting I love using these as doors to present questions to the world. Lord willin', sometime in 2009 I'll be able to put the art piece on exhibit.

I'd like to get some ideas from my fellow alopecians about some projects that you'd like to see featuring bald women. Honesty is appreciated.

Halle Berry will be bald in her new movie Nappily Ever After!

Posted on October 16, 2008 at 1:00pm 8 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen it seems Ms. Berry will be shaving her head bald to play a woman who looses her hair and forced to deal with the perceptions of women without hair. I believe this is based off a book that won a few awards. It sounds very interesting and I think it'll be good. What do you all think?

Cicatricial Alopecia aka Scarring Alopeica!!

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 4:22pm 5 Comments

Hair loss is hair loss but I notice that ones with AA or Alopecia Areata had smooth skin where as those with CA or Cicatricial have skin that can look like somone burnt it. Having this form of hair loss was one thing that kept me from shaving it all off because I didn't want the scarring to show. I've had cicatricial alopecia for some years now and I wanted to know of others who has the same type.

What do you think if there were more bald women in mainstream media?

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 11:00am 5 Comments

In the past few months I've learned so much about various kinds of alopecia and the people it effects. I would love to see women more accepted in movies, news and entertainment that are bald. It's the artist in me speaking out, but hey. Why not?

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At 2:12pm on October 12, 2011, Royalty said…
I haven't been on here in a while but I see nothing has changed. Same warm and welcome environment!
At 6:04pm on November 19, 2010, Retha gave Leon Johnson a gift
At 11:09pm on April 3, 2010, Gale Moorman said…
Hi Leon, how are you? I've had alopecia since 10 and have had it for over 3 decades. Just started going to a support group and now started a group of my own - motivational get-together. It's part a motivational/inspirational speak that I give and then it's attendee question/answer/input and social mingling where people share in treatment plans, wig ideas, coping skills, exchange e mails and phone numbers, etc Here is the info for the motivational. Nice if you could make it.
Date: Monday April 5
Place: Times Sq. Arts Center/Roy Arias Studios - Room 507
300 W. 43rd St. b/w 8th & 9th Avenues
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee: $10 per person ($15 for you and your friend/supporter)
Snacks & refreshments provided - free
At 2:50am on October 30, 2009, Artemis88 said…
hey there!
thanks for the add. I have AA that has recently progressed to AT. awesome. Anyway, I am trying to get it back, slowly but surely.
What about you?
At 2:26pm on September 25, 2009, Renee J. said…
Thanks for the information, Leon. I'll go to Rite Aide and pick it up. I can't tell you the one I have now, but its has several blades and is battery operated (I think that's just a selling ploy though LOL) Take care!
At 7:46pm on August 18, 2009, Pat said…
hey leon, i will be in ny this weekend to shop. i will be the one with the bald head. if you see me, holla! :)
At 2:08pm on July 26, 2009, Jennifer Krahn said…
Hey Leon,
Thanks for the compliment...made my day. Have a good one.
At 8:17pm on July 25, 2009, nathalie said…
thank you for your comment
I wish you all my best
At 12:32pm on July 23, 2009, Pat said…
hey leon, i dont know how strong i am but i do know it was a neccessity. actually crown regal was the first person i ever talked to about my hairloss, even after suffering with it for so many years. i was just googling and found her website! i do have some scarring in the back of my head but i still wear my head bald and my chin up. when people stare i just hold my head up high and smile and speak. i just bought the headblade i saw in your pics. how does it work for you? and how often do you use it? do you use the slick?


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