A Bald Woman's Guide To Survival: Michelle Law at TEDxSouthBankWomen

Michelle is a Brisbane based screenwriter, essayist, columnist and blogger. Her work was first published in Black Inc's anthology, Growing up Asian in Austra...

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Comment by Tracy M on January 25, 2013 at 12:51pm
Awesome
Comment by jackie on January 25, 2013 at 12:59pm

Thank you Michelle!! Keep going strong-your beautiful!! Smiles Jackie

Comment by Sara on January 25, 2013 at 1:07pm
That's super awesome. I really like her! Thanx for sharing!
Comment by Carmen Dayhoff on January 25, 2013 at 1:13pm
A fantastic video.
Comment by KimF4L on January 25, 2013 at 1:42pm

Love it!

Comment by Christa on January 25, 2013 at 2:16pm

Great! What a super young woman!

Comment by nojash on January 25, 2013 at 2:27pm

Wonderful video. You are an inspiration to all. I needed to hear your words to keep me strong with my ongoing battle of alopecia areata. You are a beautiful person inside and out. God Bless You!

Comment by lauralcharles on January 25, 2013 at 2:57pm

Thank you so much for sharing this. She's amazing.

Comment by Mark S. Hansen on January 25, 2013 at 3:30pm

My name is Mark. Im 50+, S, nvr married, and Ive had alopecia universalis 4 ovr 40 yrs. I wore a wig (hid under a wig) for about 30 yrs and finally took it off for the last time about 8 yrs ago. It did not really give me any confidence Though. That is bec I failed to take many many chances in approaching women over the years thinking that they would be turned off if I told them I was wearing a wig. Now I wear a cap almost all the time just bec I am so used to wearing something on my head. But even though I take a lot of responsibilty for my in action, it is by far not all my fault. Looks mean way more to people than they will admit. It may be the beauty on the inside that in the end counts. But looks will draw her or him in and personality (whats inside) will either keep you around or turn you away. If someone is not attracted to your outside your inside is not going to be of much help. Every woman who has turned me down since I have wore the wig and after has done so bec they told me that they were not attracted to me. To this day, I have never had a girl friend or relationship in my whole life. I lost my virginity to a woman I met on line at age 49. That was 8 yrs ago. Before that I had not been within arms length of a woman since 1989. Now I am at least twice as old as many of the women I am around at the Y and at bars I frequent. I dont tell my real age bec I dont look it and bec if someone is attracted to me and she is 18 or 48, I can't have a problem with that. A woman who saw my profile on a dating site about 113 yrs ago asked me if I would enjoy the company of an older woman. She was 47 and I was about 43. We met she talked to me for about 30 minutes and after that I never saw her again. When I called her she told me she was not interested. If she would have been 18 or 21 or 29 or 35 and she would have been interested, I would have went out with her again. So the moral of the story is that even though it is of course how you are inside, in the real world, my real world, its not. I never has been. Alopecia stinks at best and so do the people who judge me and reject me bec of it. Thats my experience. Mark S Hansen Milwaukee WI.

Comment by Mark S. Hansen on January 25, 2013 at 3:32pm

Sorry that was 13 yrs ago not 113 yrs ago.

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