Sometimes when I'm alone I just go about my day then I will go to the bathroom and look in the mirror or pass by my reflecton on a picture frame and I realize that I'm bald. I forget a lot because it's not something that runs through my mind 24/7.It's a small part of who I am but alopecia is not how I define my self. It's something I have, like my freckles or the fact that I wear glasses. Being bald isn't somthing you should veiw as a burden, because it's who you are. You should love yourself for your freckles, bald spots and any other wonderful part of you.

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Comment by Jlhollow on September 8, 2015 at 5:36pm
Needed to read this today! Thank you.
Comment by Janelle Schellenberg on September 8, 2015 at 5:42pm
I love this. You put my thoughts into words very well.
Comment by alopeciamommy on September 8, 2015 at 5:57pm
I love your attitude. I wish more people felt the same. My daughter has AA since she turned 7 and she is now 9. That is how she feels. She doesn't like wigs or head wraps and feels that being unique is awesome. Plus, she says everyone she has met that is bald, are so much more beautiful because you can see what a person is on the inside and hair doesn't define beauty.
Comment by Momuv2 on September 8, 2015 at 6:07pm
I'm a professional and have found my baldness distracts people. I don't like wigs or wraps. I like my one hat real well but it doesn't go with all outfits.
Does anyone shave completely smooth? My buzzed head is very patchy. I wonder if it was completely smooth if it would help not look so "ill"
Comment by McKenzie Anne on September 8, 2015 at 6:16pm

Do what makes you happy, I wouldn't work your life around other peoples comforts or try to be less of a distraction to them. Its your life, If you want your beautiful patches shown then show them(: and if you want them shaved then shave them either way its your decision. I have found that it doesn't matter if you are completely bald or have fuzzies people will automatically assume somethings wrong its human nature to jump to conclusions. However don't let that stop you from expressing your true self. I hope this helps(: Momuv2

Comment by ChelseaLee on September 9, 2015 at 8:33am

Well said, Hoody-kenz! Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts!

Comment by Momuv2 on September 9, 2015 at 11:36am
Thank you!!
Comment by Dorothy on September 9, 2015 at 3:00pm

Certainly my AU is not who I am, but after 42 years it has had an impact on how I have developed over the years.  I certainly have a different outlook on life, than I might have had otherwise.  I do wear wigs, I will never go without my wig.  No, AU does not define me, but it is a part of me, just like my brown eyes, my pale skin, the scars from my childhood. How could I ever deny it has had an impact.  Not possible, not for me.

Comment by Momuv2 on September 13, 2015 at 8:20pm
I am fortunate
I went bald while in a relationship and he didn't run away.
Something I've heard over and over and over since losing my hair is "you have an amazing personality you can rock bald no problem"
I've contemplated that statement and wondered is it really how you behave, act, project?
Well in my case yes but I know those who don't know me are uncomfortable by my bald patches.
People look at me with concern and I look back with a smile.
Today I missed hair A LOT. I wanted to have something styled and flowing on my head, not a hat.
But....I smiled
I think that just helps.

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