My name is MJ and Ive had AU for 2 years now. Those closest to me know that i don't have any hair, but I'm having trouble with having those outside of my close circle know about my condition. But recently I've been thinking about being more publicly open about my AU. I guess i was just looking for advice on how you told people in your life about your hair loss. I thought about just making a post of Facebook or something. But that felt odd and overly exposing. But at the same time, Im just so tired of explaining myself to people who don't know. Im tired of explaining that i don't have cancer. and i just want to be accepted for who i am.
any and all advice would be helpful.
Thanks, and Peace
I sent an email to everyone at work explaining what was happening which made that part very easy. For the rest I have just been willing to talk/educate anyone who asks. I have found that people are very curious and have a lot of questions. I wear very different wigs which triggers questions so I don't have to raise the topic. Good luck!
thanks for the tip. Work and professional aspects of my places were the areas i was most concerned about. That feels like it could work.
I'll do my best :)
that's a great idea, Amanda! thanks!
I didn't know the 1st was alopecia awareness day. Good to know!
The day I shaved my head (August 14, 2014), I posted a picture of me to my Facebook feed. People knew I'd been dealing with Alopecia but Id been doing what I could to cover it up, color my hair, etc. I got nothing but positive responses from everyone.
MJ... that is crazy! bc my name is also MJ, and i shaved my head August 14th, 2015! what are the odds?!
that was very brave of you to do right off the bat. I hope that i can muster up the same strength that you did!
The day before shaving my head the first time, someone took a picture of me from the side. I looked at it and just decided I'd be better off just shaving it. Now, I rarely shave my head, as it just doesn't grow at all.
And yes, that's crazy coincidental!