I am a high school teacher along with running my business. In high school, I teach some tough kids, the kids that don't love school, the ones that have many other issues that make school seem meaningless and the kids that teach me everyday in one way or another. I love both my jobs.
I decided to share my story about my hair loss with my students this year and with my high school volleyball team that I coach. The result was complete understanding and empathy from all of the students. In fact an article in the local paper just got published about one of my student athletes who donated a 13" ponytail to go towards the creation of a Freedom Wig.
The lesson I learned, tell your story (when you are ready) as it allows others to pay it forward. It has been nothing but rewarding. It has taken 5 years to get to this point of freedom and sharing but it has been so rewarding thus far.
Here is the published article.
I have learned so many lessons from my students and my alopecia and for that I am grateful.