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Peach Fuzz

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie May 31, 2015. 4 Replies

My head and face have decided to start growing peach fuzz.  It has been around for about three months, and is getting longer and thicker.  It this normal?  For the past 6 of my 10 years with…Continue

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I have had alopecia for 10 years. It progressed to Universalis 6 years ago.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia universalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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"Rules of the game"...Take 20

Posted on May 30, 2015 at 6:41pm 1 Comment

I've had alopecia for 10 years now.  The past five have been alopecia universalis.  This school year, I changed school districts to be closer to home.  It turned out to be a much less stressful job and very fulfilling.  Two or three months ago, we started noticing "peach fuzz" on my face and part of my head.  When I had alopecia areta, it was common for fuzz to come and go, so I didn't think much of it.  But it hasn't gone anywhere this time, and it is getting longer.  My sidewalls are still…


Gentle moments

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

I teach the English Learners in 5 schools in my district.The other day, I was walking through the kindergarten hall and a boy started laughing and pointing and shouted that I looked like a boy. I have alopecia universalis and seldom cover my head.I knelt down and had a gentle but honest conversation about what would be a better way to express his interest and observations. A little girl next to him joined in and asked if I had cancer. I explained that I didn't and in five to six year old…


Kindergarteners and diversity

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 7:00pm 10 Comments

My youngest daughter recently turned 6, and I got to go to spend the afternoon with her in her class. I arrived to her room before the class got back from music and was preparing their strawberry shortcakes when the students began arriving.  Comments soon began to fly: "She looks like a boy."  "Your mommy is bald headed."  "Where did her hair go?"  I could tell my daughter was beginning to get defensive.  "My mommy's cute.  I think she's beautiful."

The teacher wasn't back, so I asked…


My autobiography of alopecia in YA novel form

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 8:51pm 3 Comments

Last year I participated in NaNoWriMo (National November Write Month) and wrote, 50,000 words of a novel in the month of November.  This year, I decided to join again, and finished.  This novel is about a 17 year old who finds out she has Alopecia. Writing 50,000 words in a month, while you are trying to live your normal life is pretty tough, but this month has been an emotional roller coaster for me as I have relived so much of my own personal experiences through this writing process.  I…


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At 8:38am on July 15, 2013, Yuri Kim said…

Hey Bonnie, I am not Japanese I am Korean, I know a just a few words in Japanese.. But if you want to learn Korean I will teach you some Korean phrases. ^^

At 8:38pm on May 20, 2013, Yuri Kim said…
Thank you so much Bonnie, for the advice, I will follow it.. ^^.. I hope someday in the future I will be able to give you some advice.
At 11:00am on September 19, 2012, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Oh, let me know how you like my book! And I will have to check out the one you recommend!

At 12:05am on September 19, 2012, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome, Bonnie!
How are you today? I have AU, too.
Leslie Ann



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