Early on when I was first impacted by Alopecia and I wanted to explain it to the few people I told. I would say that I had an auto-immune disease called Alopecia.
One day someone stopped be as I verbalized this and told me not to ever profess/claim a disease with my mouth or in my mental thoughts.
His position was that are words and powerful, almost as powerful as our thoughts. And that we should all be particular of the language we use to edify our lives.
I took this advice to heart and changed my language to say that I have a condition called alopecia that impacts my ability to grow her sometimes.
This radically changed my posture and how I felt when I shared my story. It was like the omission of that one word gave me sooo much power back!
Fast forward to today and I noticed how often I read or hear the term "Alopecia Suffers." I thought to myself, "I'm not a sufferer." I am a conqueror! Maybe we should start a movement to change this term to "Alopecia Conquerors."
I don't claim any suffering!
What do you think?