Parenting has difficult moments. When a child is diagnosed with alopecia, the whole family is swept up into a whirlwind of change. There are doctor appointments, questions, treatments, and you are just looking to assure your child will live a happy life in a world that can be very cruel. Through honest conversations, we are…Continue
Added by Gabe on May 14, 2020 at 9:36pm — No Comments
In life and alopecia, there are lessons and blessings. Unfortunately, some lessons are harder to swallow. Prom was one of those lessons for me. I'm still learning to let go of the anger and guilt I feel because I wasn't accepting of my appearance. I lost my smile. But through the lesson, I…Continue
Added by Gabe on March 17, 2020 at 3:08pm — No Comments
Hair plays a vital role in black culture. Hair, for black people, has always stood as a symbol of self-expression and power. I wanted to be proud of my hair and proud of my culture.
I love how black culture can express itself through hair. I am fascinated with the precision and talent of professional barbers. The clean edges. The fades. The designs. I saw the movie Barbershop as a celebration of the black community and the support…Continue