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  • Harrisburg, PA
  • United States

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I've had alopecia areata since I was about 9 years old. I have a great support system, a wonderful man, my Mom, 5 brothers and 6 sisters, 5 children, 3 grandchildren, 41 nieces and nephews and numberous great nieces and nephews. My life is great, I love it. More later...'s later, here's a piece of my story...
After about two years of contemplation I decided to shave my head completely bald. Trying to cover the three spots I've had since the onset of my AA was beginning to challenge my otherwise healthy self-esteem. I've had my hair braided, worn hairpieces, glue-in weaves, sewn in weaves and that order. Tired of running to find a headcover when someone other than family came to visit, tired of going to the hairdresser with clients who didn't understand AA, tired of trying to figure new ways to wear my hair, just plain tired...I knew it was time. I'm a free spirit of sorts, I've worn almost every hairstyle, with the latest being a curly afro, which oh by the way turned a lot more heads than my new bald look :-) I shaved my head on July 5, 2008 and after a week of only wearing it in the house and waiting until my man, all of my family members and close friends had seen it, I braved the Sun on Sunday, July 13, 2008...first stop, Wesley Union AME Zion Church. Most of the folks loved my new look, one lady passed me a note that said, "you look beautiful, go girl", I smiled and thanked her. After church, I went out to eat with my eldest daughter, LaTosha, she's always been one of my "Super Cheerleaders". I have seven others, my 3 other daughters, Naisha, KaLisha and Dara, my son Chet, and my grand daughters, Journey, SaMani and SaNai. As I strolled confidently into the restaurant, there were stares, a few whispers, but I exude confidence...soon the folks were smiling, some winked approval and some came up to me to say how beautiful I looked. I went shopping afterwards and two young girls about 9 or 10 came to me and said "hey miss, you look like a model". My confidence solidified, I was prepared to take on the world, the next day, Monday, July 14, I walked into work, my head held high and shining bald...I dusted it with a bronzer, I smiled at those who stared and strolled right past them into my office. It's been a week and four days since I shaved my head, I've only had three comments that I didn't care for, a man at work said "hey Linda, you don't look sick", a woman at work asked me if someone had dared me to shave my head and the little girl next door to me said, "I don't like bald heads". I look at it as being their hang up, I don't have one, I think "Bald is Bliss"!
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
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I am not my hair...

It's all about Attitude...

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
"Well" she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today."
So she did and she had a wonderful day!

The next day she work up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.
"H-M-M," she said,
"I think I'll part my hair down the middle today."
So she did and had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.
"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."
So she did, and she had a fun, fun day!

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.
"YAY!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is Everything!

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Posted on September 5, 2008 at 5:20pm 10 Comments


I've been thinking about the years I've worn wigs, hairpieces and after reading some of the blogs and pages here, I thought it would be a good idea to share my knowledge, advice, skills, etc with you all. Below are some of the sites I've shopped at and still shop at when needed. Also, I've rated them, please add your sites and advice. I think this would be helpful to those newly diagnosed who… Continue

I've gone National...kinda!

Posted on September 1, 2008 at 11:13pm 7 Comments

Hey Fam, I'm on a National committee for the federal government, it is the National Civil Rights Leadership Committee. I received a notice that it is time to update the picture on our website and poster. After pondering for hmmm, let me see, 2 seconds, I decided to send a shot of the "GREAT BALDINI" aka me with my new Bald look. The poster is displayed throughout the country in every state, area office, the website is seen by thousands of employees. I expect I'll get questions, so far I've only… Continue

For the Record: It's been about two months since I shaved my head and...

Posted on August 31, 2008 at 4:48pm 7 Comments

Being Bald is Wonderful, I don't know how I survived this long without shaving my head. I've learned so much about myself and others, especially as it relates to Baldness. Here's a list of a few of the amazing things I've learned about being Bald:

1. Alway use a multi-blade shaver (three blades or more) to shave your head, not only are they great for a smooth shave, but they will not nick and cut you like the single or double bladed cheapies. I learned this the hard way, I was scheduled to… Continue

Right to Know...

Posted on August 13, 2008 at 3:46pm 14 Comments

Why do people think they have the right to know what happened to your hair? I mean, I understand family members and close friends, but not people you see while walking down the street or shopping or going to a movie. Why do people think they can come right up and demand "what happened to your hair"? Concern is one thing, nosey is another. It's like they stare, then they walk right up and ask, when you give them a flippant answer they are hurt. They never think about how embarassing it may be… Continue

Being Bald is Bliss...I'm so free!

Posted on July 17, 2008 at 12:01pm 8 Comments

So, it's been a week and 5 days since I shaved my head and I feel great! Check my "Independence Day" blog, I should have done this long ago...I've lived over 40 years with AA, trying medicine, injections, wearing wigs and weave, hairpieces, extensions, etc. and now I'm truly free to be me. Shaving my head was a celebration for my 4 daughters, my son, my grand girls, my man and other family members. My children and grand girls all participated in shaving my head and my man keeps it manicured (it… Continue

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At 11:14am on January 29, 2014, Soisy said…

thank  you for the warm welcome. i soo love this site

At 2:06pm on June 6, 2013, Mother of alopecian said…

you are such an inspiration!!

At 8:01pm on May 21, 2013, Lovely butterfly said…

Hey Linda,
Thanks for the love!! I'm kinda new here...well at least I'm new at responding and connecting with folks, but I'm glad I am.
It was GREAT finding women who are shaving their heads. I still go to the barber and even she is trying to convince me to do it myself. I guess I'm intimidated by the whole process, but I'm making a move this weekend to get my supplies and get to shaving. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Again, thanks for reaching out and I look forward to many more connections;)

At 6:18pm on January 19, 2012, Tavy said…
Thank you!
At 12:12pm on October 7, 2011, Linda M Mizell said…

At 5:42pm on October 3, 2011, Mrs.B said…
Hey Linda Thank you for befriending me...I feel so welcome amoungst my peers..
At 10:08pm on September 14, 2011, PJ said…
So what do you use on your is so even toned're so pretty and it looks nice on you.
At 10:07pm on September 14, 2011, PJ said…
At 3:24am on July 29, 2011, Cheryl, Co-founder said…
Hi Linda,

You were on my mind, so I thought I would drop by and say hello. How are you?
At 10:06am on July 24, 2011, for my loving daughter KT said…
Hi Linda my nmae is Francheskia and my daughter's nmae is KT..we found out is has alopecia a few months ago...I'm trying to be stronge for her and confused about is
.. not sure how I'm suppose to make it through the school year. Staying Postive!!




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