Two years after filming Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down, Georgia Van Cuylenburg is still learning lessons. Here's Georgia on the television show 20/20.

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Comment by Rayan on December 19, 2013 at 6:42am

I've never got my hair back to me. However, after awhile of suffering with UA i'm now totally OK with it, i go out with no thing on my head, i also have more confident than my other friends. I'm always the one who approaches girls and get numbers. I have to say that i had a tattoo on my scalp just to look natural. you think its a curse i think its a pleasure that i know who really like who i am not who like who i look like because this is fake love. 

You have a beautiful face and very lovely spirit im positive that every one thinks of you the same way, 

Comment by Sarah on December 19, 2013 at 6:57am
You are my inspiration. You're strong through everything, but as you said you're not just blocking everything out in order to be strong and that is something that I need to learn for myself. Good luck to you on your journey through alopecia.
Comment by Moira on December 19, 2013 at 7:27am
You are beautiful...that was 'Inspiring'...THANK YOU x
Comment by Tim Irvine on December 19, 2013 at 7:51am

Georgia, you have touched so many people. Stay strong, things will be ok. My hair grew back at age 17 and stayed for 8 years. But when it fell out again, it did over 2 weeks. I was stronger then, and decided it was going to be different; that I was going to be different. I was stronger, and I refused to go back into hiding. I pushed past my own insecurities which was not easy, but got easier the less I allowed it to hold me back. Then I began to feel freedom from it. Now I don't think of it daily at all. Now this is who I am and I embrace it. That was my path and it took me longer than some, less than some. But after I got there, I really wished I had made the choice to embrace it sooner in life. I feel Alopecia robs us of quality of life because we focus too much on it.

   Ironically, the 8 years I had hair after it grew back, I never felt quite comfortable. In so many ways it was like I was always looking over my shoulder expecting the dream to end. One day it did, and I had to get past it.

  You are strong, a beacon of hope to so many, you will get past this too. I hope you find your freedom as well.

                                                                                                                      - Best Wishes, Tim

Comment by gailgab on December 19, 2013 at 9:18am

While watching your video I kept thinking how beautiful you are, in body and spirit.  You are brave and strong and inspiring to me.  Thank you so much!!!!!

Comment by Simone on December 19, 2013 at 9:19am
First off, thank you for being transparent : ) your spirit is beautiful and so is your physical : ) I struggle with alopecia on a daily, considering hair transplant because it's devastating to my mental. I like you am a giver and always make sure everyone around me feels good and I check out with my own well being. You re brave to hold the mirror and comfront your emotions the way you have : ) I applaud you! This is the first step to taking care of YOU inside and out. God bless you. HUGS!!! Take care of yourself and thank you for sharing! : *
Comment by Bald and Fabulous AKA Terri on December 19, 2013 at 10:12am

raw and honest, thank you for sharing

Comment by Shelly on December 19, 2013 at 5:08pm

This video won't play for me...any suggestions?

Comment by Ruthie on December 19, 2013 at 6:48pm

This video touched me in so many ways, thank you for sharing you're journey with others.  You truly are a beautiful person inside and out.

Hugs and don't stop taking care of you!!

Comment by Pat on December 19, 2013 at 9:28pm

I can relate so much to you going through this again. When my hair regrew some years ago although initially wary I became less worried as time went on that it would remain...not so...when it started to fall out again I became AU again I was devastated and thought I couldn't face being bald again...but by that time I had the internet and connecting with others and venting my frustrations was truly a life saver for me. People understood, and made no attempt to make me feel better which I appreciated so much. Only I can make myself feel better, and after a while I did. It was a process. Now I hope my hair never regrows because I wouldn't want to go through that turmoil again.


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