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…Continue
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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…Continue
Well, it was bound to happen to me, and today was the day.
Cheryl and I went for a walk and stopped at a local restaurant to order water.
While I was paying, Cheryl stepped away to get a couple of straws just as an older woman tried to touch her and say, "God bless your heart."
Realizing that I saw her, the woman smiled at me and asked without pause, "Does she shave her head, or does she have cancer?"
I immediately responded, "Neither. She has alopecia areata, a…Continue