Tag: alopecia hair loss african american women
When Alopecia became a part of my experience, it was hair loss evidenced by thinning and shedding of my hair. Nothing more nothing less. The deceit about hair loss stemmed from my belief about how the experience defined me. Losing my hair was a victimless crime. (My apologies follicles.) I created the victim and blamed Alopecia for what I already believed about myself before one strand was lost.
Why do I care? Because, by facing myself, I learned hair loss was only a side effect of much deeper issues that greatly affected the quality of lives for ethnic women like myself, those I know and could affect my daughters in the future. Why should you care? Because over half of all people in the world will experience some form of hair loss in their lifetime. It has or will touch your life or someone within it.