This morning a member of Alopecia World raised the important question, "Why are all the featured members or members on the Main Page always from the same selective groupings?"
After noting that the current list of featured members is predominantly female and includes a model, an actress, the "drop dead gorgeous," a stylized photo shoot, a promoter of alopecia awareness, a motivational speaker, and an author, the member also asked "Why are others excluded?" and concluded, "It seems beauty and position always take precedence. That's life, folks, and I accept it! LOL"
In response, it must be pointed out that the list of featured members on the homepage is not "always from the same selective groupings." In fact, the list has changed several times since we launched the site in March of this year.
Recently, for example, it featured the latest new new members of Alopecia World, but we changed this because too many new members don't immediately post a profile photo when they joined.
The list has also featured several other members of various backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, ages, and physical appearance.
Therefore, although the list presently features some members with "celebrity status," other members are not and have not been "excluded" in the negative, discriminatory sense.
It's simply a list that changes quite often and for various reasons at the discretion of the founders and management of Alopecia World.
Grateful for your understanding
and cooperation in this matter,
richard jones (rj) & Cheryl Carvery
Founders, Alopecia World