Val
  • 31, Female
  • Brentwood, TN
  • United States
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About Me:
I'm a southern girl that hates grits. Animals keep me smiling, as does dreaming about Edward Cullen...heck, vampires in general. I love music and books - nothing smells better than a book, well except maybe horses. Collecting corny jokes is a hobby, ask my family. In my spare time (HA) I like to make timelines & character charts for J. R. R. Tolkien's work and Stephenie Meyer's series. I love that I don't have to shave or pluck my eyebrows and am in love with crazy outrageous hats - the stranger and the more out there the better!
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes
Your Website (Leave blank if you don't have one):
http://baldchickie.wordpress.com/

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The Case of the Missing Eyebrow

Posted on January 6, 2009 at 12:23am 18 Comments

I totally suck at drawing on eyebrows - one is always thicker than the other, one is higher than the other, one is longer, or one is ridiculously stubby, etc. Most days I just don't bother, but for some reason I decided I cared this morning. Fast-forward to this afternoon at Macy's with Nan-naw (my grandmother). We are walking around and seem to be going in aimless circles attempting to find the intimates department and I keep noticing these really weird looks. Normally I love "wigging" people… Continue

My New Year Resolution

Posted on January 1, 2009 at 10:03am 2 Comments

As today marks the first day of the new year I thought I would continue with a New Year tradition - the making of a New Year resolution. In the past I have not kept my resolutions and I think that the lack of reasonability is to blame. My cure this year is to make one that I am actually capable of keeping. I resolve to teach all that I come in contact with in the New Year about Alopecia Areata. My goal is to change the stigma that a bald woman is either crazy or has cancer. I want to use my… Continue

Acceptance

Posted on December 4, 2008 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

I firmly believed I had reached a place of genuine acceptance. A place where it was no longer "Why me? Who is this foreign creature staring at me in the mirror?" but "I am beautiful and I am the same Val that I was with hair". Yesterday evening shattered this impression. I was at Bible Study at church, a place I had not gone in a while. I kept making excuses that really covered up how embarrassed I was and the fact that I did not love the new Val. Last night I decided it was long past time to… Continue

Flo & Me

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Today I wore Flo, my wig, and we had a blast!

I was so excited that those who did not know what I have been going through did not know that she was a wig. That really boosted my confidence today.

However, that does not hold a candle to the compliment I received today. I am really open about the AA. If anyone asks why I have on a hat I tell them that I have AA. Pretty quickly all the little old men and ladies at the retirement community where I work knew and most were really… Continue

Thanks

Posted on November 27, 2008 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

Since it's Thanksgiving I decided that giving thanks was in order. I have so much to be thankful for!

- my wonderful family that has been by my side and helped me so much. Specifically my mom who has listened to me cry and shaved my head when I asked her to.

- the opportunity I have to go to college. I am so happy that I live in a country that allows me to pursue my education and allows me to do and become anything that I want.

- this wonderful country - I can't even imagine… Continue

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At 10:52pm on August 26, 2017, Miranda Spurr said…
Hi, if you are still on here. Would you like to be a part of a local support group I am starting.
At 11:44am on January 17, 2010, Roger said…
Hi Val.

How are you doing? How was xmas and new year? Are you going to Indianapolis in June?

Roger.
At 10:33am on July 1, 2009, Roger said…
Hi Val.

It was nice meeting you in Houston.

Hugs, Roger.
At 2:40pm on June 16, 2009, Lyndsey said…
We will be sure to check out her page.lyndsey loves to have new friends, thanks!
At 1:57am on April 30, 2009, Roger said…
Hi Val.

Yes, im getting more and more excited. Last year was my first one. I was nervous in the beginning. But after a few hours.....LOVED IT! This year im going to share room with a guy I met last year =) I promise you will LOVE it in Houston!

Roger.
At 8:49am on March 17, 2009, Roger said…
Hi Val.

So youre planning to come to Houston? :)
At 11:38am on March 11, 2009, Mari said…
At 10:28am on March 4, 2009, Mari said…
Howdy, Howdy, Howdy! Wanted to stop and say Wazzzz up?! Hope you are good hon!
At 1:34am on February 16, 2009, Stephanie Jacquelyn said…
that smile makes my day!! that.. and ur case of the missing eyebrow.

xo
steph
At 10:15pm on February 3, 2009, dollydreadful said…
:) - I was laughing today - Victor ( from Underworld) dresses like liberace LOL - I love it !!!
 
 
 

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