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What is it like living with Alopecia?

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

I own the lifestyle brand Cheltenham Ave centered around living well with alopecia. (Titled after the street I lived…Continue

Tags: love, self, awareness, alopecia

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Ericka commented on Gabe's blog post Struggling with my culture - Alopecia and Black Hair
"This is deep Gabe. Nothing is as heartbreaking as feeling alienated from your own culture."
Sep 24
MamaCass liked Gabe's profile
Jun 7
Gabe posted a blog post

12 Honest Questions About Alopecia Featuring My Mom!

Parenting has difficult moments. When a child is diagnosed with alopecia, the whole family is swept up into a whirlwind of change. There are doctor appointments, questions, treatments, and you are just looking to assure your child will live a happy life in a world that can be very cruel. Through honest conversations, we are given a chance to provide guidance through our…See More
May 22
Gabe posted a photo

A Photo Series Featuring Alopecia

A project started in quarantine finally sees the light of day. More to come! As a graphic designer and creative, I hope to use my various skills to bring some awareness to alopecia and the journey of self-love I'm on. Don't let these photos fool you…
Apr 20
Gabe replied to brit071413's discussion Coping and treatment tips
"I've always had it since childhood. The spots move around and have a mind of their own. I'll regain hair in some spots and then a new area will thin out. I try to be at peace no matter what's going on up there lol. Take it day by day.…"
Mar 31
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What is it like living with Alopecia?

I own the lifestyle brand Cheltenham Ave centered around living well with alopecia. (Titled after the street I lived on when I was diagnosed.) One of the most popular questions I see is "What is it like living with alopecia". If anyone is interested please reply to this post and I will use your reply in the blog post I'm creating. Think Buzzfeed style - with your reply and an image or gif.If you'd like to be a part…See More
Mar 26
Gabe replied to brit071413's discussion Coping and treatment tips
"I was around 8 years old when I was diagnosed. No apologies needed! Keep the questions coming! I'm here to share what I can. I usually have thin white hairs but most of the time they never darken and disappear but I still support those little…"
Mar 25
Gabe replied to brit071413's discussion Coping and treatment tips
"Incredible book! It's called A New Earth It's about mindfulness and striving to be happy in the moment. I wear my beanie at home too! It feels safe (but also it can get cold up there with little to no hair!). I'm a hoarder…"
Mar 24
Gabe liked Cheryl, Co-founder's discussion Teen With Alopecia Had Her Mom Paint Her Bald Head For Her Senior Photo Shoot
Mar 24
Gabe replied to brit071413's discussion Coping and treatment tips
"Hi Brittany First, I just want to let you know you're not alone. I had a lot of anxiety about alopecia (and still have a lot) especially through school but at 26 now I've had the long journey of acceptance. I realized how much of my…"
Mar 24
Gabe posted photos
Mar 23
Gabe posted a blog post

Surviving Prom with Alopecia

In life and alopecia, there are lessons and blessings. Unfortunately, some lessons are harder to swallow. Prom was one of those lessons for me. I'm still learning to let go of the anger and guilt I feel because I wasn't accepting of my appearance. I lost my smile. But through the lesson, I learned how important it is…See More
Mar 17
Gabe commented on Cheryl, Co-founder's blog post Looking for photos to promote alopecia awareness on our Instagram page!
"Feel free to use any photos on my Instagram: @beanie_og I love seeing all the alopecia representation, acceptance, and self-love. "
Mar 17
Gabe commented on TurboK's blog post Why do I fight for a cure?
"I too have struggled with my identity with alopecia. It wasn't until recently that I realized how often I would pass by a mirror and try my hardest to avoid looking at my head and thinning eyebrows. It took painful experiences with deep…"
Mar 17
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Feb 25
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Feb 23

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Alopecia areata
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http://https://www.cheltenhamave.com/

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12 Honest Questions About Alopecia Featuring My Mom!

Posted on May 14, 2020 at 9:36pm 0 Comments

Parenting has difficult moments. When a child is diagnosed with alopecia, the whole family is swept up into a whirlwind of change. There are doctor appointments, questions, treatments, and you are just looking to assure your child will live a happy life in a world that can be very cruel. Through honest conversations, we are…

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Surviving Prom with Alopecia

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 3:08pm 0 Comments

In life and alopecia, there are lessons and blessings. Unfortunately, some lessons are harder to swallow. Prom was one of those lessons for me. I'm still learning to let go of the anger and guilt I feel because I wasn't accepting of my appearance. I lost my smile. But through the lesson, I…

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Struggling with my culture - Alopecia and Black Hair

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 11:30pm 3 Comments

Hair plays a vital role in black culture. Hair, for black people, has always stood as a symbol of self-expression and power. I wanted to be proud of my hair and proud of my culture.

I love how black culture can express itself through hair. I am fascinated with the precision and talent of professional barbers. The clean edges. The fades. The designs. I saw the movie Barbershop as a celebration of the black community and the support…

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