Why are you BALD? I was diagnosed with Alopecia Universialis at the age of 4.
How has being BALD impacted your life? Being bald has made me stronger than I could have ever imagined. I have learned to accept who I am and what I look like. After 14 years with Alopecia, I can finally deal with the hurtful comments and stares.
Whats the worst thing that has happened or has been said to you as a BALD woman? As a child, people would make fun of me for not having hair. I was known as "the only kid allowed to wear a hat in school." I had another kid pull my wig off and proceed to make fun of me during recess. People say that I look like a boy when they see pictures of me with my wig off.
If you had words to share with someone that was transitioning to being BALD by circumstance or by choice, what would you tell them? I would tell them not to let the loss of their hair steal their confidence. Explain to people what is happening. Do not let the words of those who don't understand your circumstances define who you are.