“Sharing my experience may be a beacon of hope for anyone who is battling any sort of mental or physical battle.”

"For Amon Ogyiri, a twenty-four-year-old fashion designer and entrepreneur, being diagnosed with alopecia areata at the age of twenty-four was an unexpected blow. The New-York based creative, whose fashion line Nomä New York has been worn by Cardi B, Offset, and Gunna, always took pride in his bold personal style. His 'crown' was an extension of his vibe and going bald disrupted his confidence and self-identity. Ogyiri explains, “As someone whose form of self-expression included their hair, I truthfully felt defeated.” 

"...behind all our vanities, vices, and possessions, we are human beings first. We all will endure moments of plight, sadness, confusion as well as moments of happiness, gratitude, and love. Despite our separate perspectives, empathy is the underlying factor that will allow us to coexist in a world where we’re all just trying to get through each day.” 

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