Alopecia World's Blog (65)

Sports Illustrated model with alopecia pulls off her wig on the runway

We weren't born believing hair makes you pretty, but society has lead us to believe that.

In an empowering move, she took off her wig on the runway.

"Taking my wig off in front of hundreds of people will be a moment I tell my kids about someday!”  Christie Valdiserri told Sports Illustrated. “I was so nervous backstage leading up to the moment but knew in my heart I had to do it. I had to do it for myself, for all the tears I've cried about this…


Added by Alopecia World on February 8, 2020 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Share your Halloween photos and videos on

How did you celebrate Halloween this year?

What costume did you wear?

We'd love to know!

So please upload your photos to

If you create a cool photo album, we may even feature it:

You can post videos, too:…


Added by Alopecia World on November 1, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Chat is back!

Chat is back because of popular demand.

We temporarily disabled the featured due to reported abuses and offensive behavior. However, a feature upgrade allowing chat moderators means that we can now appoint trusted members to monitor the chat room.

If you want to chat on, simply choose the "Chat" option at the top of every page on the site or point your web browser to



Added by Alopecia World on August 21, 2014 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

A special message just for you

I would like to express my sincere gratitude and wish you a happy new year. There is no way Alopecia World could be what it has become without input from individuals like you. The support, caring, triumphs and struggles that you have each shared through blogs, discussions, comments and videos on the site help a multitude of people every day. We do not have to struggle or be victorious alone; we have a place where we can encourage and be encouraged by others. Thank you for making my dream…


Added by Alopecia World on January 2, 2014 at 4:47pm — 20 Comments

What do you think of Alopecia World's new design?

All opinions are welcome. :-)

NOTE: You may have to refresh the site's pages in your web browser (press F5) to see the changes.

Added by Alopecia World on December 19, 2013 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

See what you're missing!

When is the last time you checked out Alopecia World's homepage at

It always features the latest and greatest content in our beloved community.

New blogs. New videos. New forum discussions. New group activity. Fabulous photos. Top content and much more!

It's the quickest way to find out what's happening not only in Alopecia World, but in the lives of our wonderful members.

Visit it daily. Visit it…


Added by Alopecia World on August 26, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Reporting issues and members to Alopecia World

We are committed to keeping Alopecia World safe for its members and visitors. This is why we take seriously every report of alleged offensive, illegal, or inappropriate behavior and deal swiftly and decisively with any member engaged in such activity.

Therefore, if you suspect a member of behaving inappropriately on the site, please go to the following page and report that member directly to Alopecia World:…


Added by Alopecia World on September 20, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Happy birthday, Alopecia World!

Alopecia World turned four years old on March 8, 2012, and we could not be more pleased with its growth.

There is no doubt that Alopecia World is one of the leading social networking sites for people from around the world who are living with alopecia.

Who made it so?

You - the members of Alopecia World!

You provide the support. You provide the encouragement. You provide the inspiration and information Alopecia World's thousands of members and monthly visitors need…


Added by Alopecia World on March 14, 2012 at 11:48pm — 23 Comments

Safety and privacy guidelines for ALL members of Alopecia World

Please note that all suspicious and offensive behavior and other "issues" should be reported using the form located at

(There is also a permanent and easily accessible link to this report form under the "Members" tab on the navigation menu that appears on every page of Alopecia World.)

Anytime you report an issue, be sure to include details such as supporting evidence of…


Added by Alopecia World on November 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New 'Quick Add' Feature

Dear Member,

Thanks to new feature called "Quick Add," you can now update your status and post other new content from any page on Alopecia World.

To do so, you only need to click the plus sign (+) next to the "Share" button in the "Latest Activity" feed that now appears on every page of the site.

You can quickly post status updates as well as new blogs, photos, videos, discussions, events, and music.

Add a check to the Facebook or Twitter box to notify your…


Added by Alopecia World on September 21, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Have you met these people? They're simply amazing!

If you spend quality time in Alopecia World, you will meet scores of the most fascinating and engaging people in the world today.

They are musicians, artists, painters, scientists, world travelers, teachers, rabbis, models, comedians, college students, athletes, writers, actresses, photographers, film makers, beauty queens, and community activists.

And that's just for starters!

Each day brings new faces, new stories, and new opportunities to learn how to not only survive…


Added by Alopecia World on September 19, 2011 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

Another privacy tip: Change your profile URL

Dear Member,

In the past we have shared the following privacy tips with you via email as well as on Alopecia World's official blog:

* How to Keep Safe and Protect Your Privacy

* How to Protect Your Email Address…


Added by Alopecia World on August 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Cannot send private messages on Alopecia World?

Recently, several members of Alopecia World have reported that they cannot send or respond to private messages on Alopecia World.

In all of the reported cases, the web browser that these members were using when they experienced this problem is Windows Internet Explorer 8 or 9 by

If you are experiencing this or other problems while browsing Alopecia World with this web browser, please note that you need to enable the browser's "Compatibility View" feature that…


Added by Alopecia World on July 9, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

AlopeciaWorld.COM is back! :-)

We are immensely pleased to announce that the domain name ALOPECIAWORLD.COM is back with Alopecia World!

Just to remind you, it was recently seized by a cyber-squatter who attempted to sell it for $18,000.00 or the highest bidder.

Thanks to the intervention of Alopecia World’s very able legal team, the cyber-squatter's efforts were thwarted and the domain name was transferred back to Alopecia World…


Added by Alopecia World on May 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

What do you think of the new look?

Alopecia World has a new look, and we would love to know what you think of it. Therefore, please sign into Alopecia World at your earliest convenience and post your feedback on this blog. We value your opinion and will give honest consideration to your suggestions and concerns. Feel free to post relevant questions, too.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Cheryl and rj jones
Founders, Alopecia World

Added by Alopecia World on May 4, 2011 at 3:00am — 13 Comments

If Alopecia World is important to you, then here's what we need from you

Dear Member,

Alopecia World has become an invaluable resource to the alopecia community because of the contributions of each and every one of its members.

It is you who provide the kind of information, inspiration and interaction that draw alopecians from around the world to our beloved community and keeps them coming back for more.

Therefore, Cheryl and I are grateful beyond words for your positive presence on and hope that you will increase your…


Added by Alopecia World on April 20, 2011 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

Got a cell phone? Use it to send photos and videos to Alopecia World

Sharing photos and videos with members of Alopecia World just got a lot easier!

A unique "Add By Phone" email address has been assigned to your profile on Alopecia World.

You can use this address to send photos or videos, one at a time, to Alopecia World.

If your mobile phone has a camera and email, this is a great way to add photos or videos to Alopecia World while on the go!

To find your Add By Phone email address, logon to Alopecia World and click the…


Added by Alopecia World on April 19, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

What more can Alopecia World do for you?

Alopecia World is pleased to serve your online support and networking needs.

However, we are always interested in learning how our beloved community might better serve you.

Therefore, please let us know the following as soon as possible:

What additional features and options would you like the site to have?

Are there any administrative changes you would like to see? In other words, how might we improve the manner in which we moderate the content of the…


Added by Alopecia World on August 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

What are your plans for Alopecia Awareness Month (September?

September is Alopecia Awareness Month, and Alopecia World would love to know what special activities you have planned.

Therefore, please visit the following web page and submit your event(s):

You can also see what others are planning here:

Wishing you great success…


Added by Alopecia World on August 5, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

It's FREE - Promote your events on Alopecia World

If you know about any event that might be of interest to Alopecia World's thousands of members and visitors, please submit it here:

You may submit everything from support group meetings and special alopecia awareness projects to book signings and information about the upcoming release of documentaries and other media events.

All event listings are subject to approval…


Added by Alopecia World on July 28, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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