Inspiration and Courage from ‘Across the Pond’!

All over the world, there are women blazing a trail towards more acceptance for women with medical hair loss. Danielle Baer is one such brave beauty from ‘across the pond’. Danielle, who lost all of her hair at age 18, speaks on British television about the impact Alopecia has had on her. She explains that she grieved the loss of her hair but now actually likes the way she looks bald. Sadly, though she feels comfortable with her baldness, she feels the need to cover he head in public due to the public’s reaction to bald women. As a result of such public pressure, she continues to grieve the loss of her confidence, but is a strong, beautiful example for the many women walking her same path. This is an inspiring interview from a true brave beauty!
Susan M. Beausang

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Comment by Natalie on March 30, 2010 at 8:10pm
Wow- that was really beautiful! I started tearing up when she talked about grieving for your hair loss towards the end of the video. It took me quite a while to go through that process, and her talking about it brings some of those old emotions to the surface again. Stay strong, ladies :) We are beautiful with or without our hair.
Comment by Susan Beausang on March 31, 2010 at 5:33am
She is truly beautiful inside and out and quite courageous. I am blessed to meet so meet so many wonderful people in my line of work.
Susan
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Comment by Kris Fenchel on March 31, 2010 at 8:20am
Yep that made me cry.
Comment by Susan P aka DGADBS on May 24, 2010 at 8:19am
I'm teary eyed too. Like Danielle I'm trying to live my life being bald and I don't want to be covering up my head for the world to accept me. But, it takes a lot of strength and courage to ignore the stares and the comments. I walked into a restaurant the other day with my bald head and it felt great! I just don't like the fact that I have to decided ahead of time how I'm going to deal with every different situation that presents itself.
Comment by Susan Beausang on May 24, 2010 at 10:40am
After 9 years, I've finally accepted that there is no stock answer for every situation. I try and say to myself that I'm going to say this or that the next time someone approaches me in my scarf and asks me if I'm sick or if someone approaches me and tells me they love my scarf - so now I just take it one comment at a time. I'm happy and comfortable with myself which is what is most important.

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