Hola Kristen,, me llamo Beatriz tengo universal desde los 3 meses de bebe,, ahora tengo 31 me ha causado una gran alegria ver a mi querido Xalapa ver,, precisamente de alli soy , espero saber de ti pronto,, hasta la proxima.
Canton, Ohio...you are in my used to be neck of the woods. I'm from Mansfield..."not exciting" lol
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Awww, thanks Kristen for the compliment. Thank you. The only reason why I said it's hard to believe is because noone believes me when I tell them LOL. So you're moving soon you said, I hope everything goes well for you in the move to Mexico. We'll surely keep in touch.
Hi Kristen, thanks for the love and support. Yes, I am Latina, born in the Dominican Republic...I know, I know...Dominican hard to believe. LOL. Sure all the support is welcomed. For the first time ever since I have been diagnosed I am actually seeking support from others that share the same emotional stresses I do.
hey kirsten! how's it going? i just looked at "my friends". i saw you were online. i hope everything is goin' good for you. have you checked out my mom's page. her name is Stephanie Kuykendall. talk to you soon.
hello, how r u doin, i have been readin ur blogs and really feel for u, i hope ur doin ok tho, i also think im losin more hair around my body as it seems like its gettin thinner, my eyebrows and down below, im also very scared of this happenin, i hope we can help each other thro this, i dont think i can talk to my friends n family about it, speak sn x
A couple of months after I shaved my head, just before I lost my eyebrows and lashes (so I look different on the show), I got an email through a local alopecia support group. Bravo TV sent out a casting call for women in the LA area who are bald due to AA to apply to be a model on this episode. I sent in my photos and talked with them on the phone, and got in. It was filmed the end of March 2008, but didn't air until July.
Hey you! Yeah, I'm still shaving it. I let it grow a few days to see if it all comes back, but I still get these big spots, so I just shave it off. I kinda like it actually. So many people have told me how beautiful I am, and I love that. I go to a great church and everyone there is so supportive, so I'm blessed to have that, plus my family is very supportive too. I'm so sorry for what happened to you when you were little! I hope you know that it is their burden to bear, not yours. What I know it's easier said than done, I was molested and went through a terrible eating disorder, bad decisions, alcohol, etc. I'm so much better now, and I hope that you are getting some help too. You are beautiful, and God made us this way for a reason...He doesn't make mistakes, sister, not everyone can sport the bald look and still look good! You are loved, and you call on me anytime you need to!!
I hadn't realized I was having a hard time with it until recently.
I've had alopecia since I was very young, and my personality formed around it. I was ridiculed for being bald. The teasing at school was horrible (even teachers laughed), but at home was much worse. My mother and brothers would sit around for hours making bald jokes and laughing at me. I would hide in the attic or in my room.
When I became an adult I figured it was all over. I never discussed my hair or alopecia with anyone. However ,I realized recently the behaviors I used to protect myself as a kid are still there. I live my life in a way that keeps people at a distance. Even the ones I consider as friends. I don't really give people a chance to get close to me. In fact I just sat my best friend of ten years down on Wed. and told him about my alopecia, my childhood, and why I act the way I do.
Hello, Kristen I'm glad that alopecia is not getting you down. I wish I could personally get to that point. Hopefully I will one day. I hope things get better for you physically. Take Care and God bless.
that's awesome that you decided to shave your head. I shaved my head about a month ago and i love it. It's a lot better than watching your hair fall out everyday. I too prefer not to wear my wig. I go to school bald, people either except me for who i am or just shun me out. that just means that they are missing out on a really great person. Keep your head up.
thats great, im goin for wigs myself, i did wear 1 of my friends on a nite out but was very hot and i had to keep checkin it was still on,
would prefer a human 1 as they get fitted to ur head,
anyways all th best on ur venture out, hope u feel much better now, catch up sn, x
that is exactly what I did! :) last april actually, it was really bad and i had to shave it, and then it all fell out anyways..... and i bet u will begin to enjoy some parts of it, not having to worry about doing your hair, and showers feel so cool on a bald head, and also when u are in a car and the wind is blowing on your head, that feels cool too! :) im very proud of you for taking that step, i know how hard it is..... we are a strong bunch, us alopecians!!! <3
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