BrendaW
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I'm gonna be me even if that means being different and going against the grain. I'm set out to prove that not everything is black and white nor is following the norm the only way to happiness and success.

I was told by a doctor in August of 2011 that I had autoimmune disease. I'd been losing my hair since 2007, but had no clue that it was alopecia. When I was told about the alopecia in 2011, then it all began to make sense. Unfortunately, I'd already lost all of my hair. I still have hair that grows back but it's not even enough to consider. I tried a couple of hair treatments, but I haven't pursued anything else. I've come to accept the fact that I will never get my hair back. I've been wearing scarves and wigs over the past couple if years, but I am at the point of NOT wanting to wear them any more. I want to go bald, but just haven't gotten up the nerve to do so in public. My left eyebrow is totally gone which is the reason why I still wear the wigs that have bangs in order to hide the left eyebrow since I don't wear makeup that often. My daughter has encouraged me to shave the other eyebrow off, but I guess I use it as a safety blanket.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia totalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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New beginning

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 4:00pm 4 Comments

Today I turned 46. It's been a crazy year, to say the least. In September, I returned to school to continue pursuing a degree in Graphic Design. December 23rd marked 5 years since my children and I moved out to Colorado, and it's been almost a year since I went totally bald for the first time. I've attempted several times throughout the year to go back to wearing a wig, but every time I put one on, it just doesn't feel right any more. I get compliments all the time from people about how good…

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FINALLY!

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 6:00am 5 Comments

Well, I did it! I finally took off the wig. Rather than rewrite the whole entire story, I have combined all of the posts I have done since I took the "plunge" a little over a week ago.

(This was my initial FB post on the morning of February 21st, the day after I'd gotten my tattoo.…

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At 1:07am on January 24, 2014, Ann said…

love the septum ring! Just got a Monroe ring and love it on my face!

At 9:14am on January 11, 2014, Brit said…

Hi! thnks for the greeting! hve a blessed day

 

At 3:26pm on January 10, 2014, Marina Solntse said…

Hi Brenda,  really nice to meet you :) 

At 10:50pm on July 3, 2012, moonflower said…
Hey Brenda, welcome to the site! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the friend request :).
At 1:43pm on July 3, 2012, Cindie said…

Welcome, Brenda! I find that I have the best success with wigs (high quality synthetic) from www.beautytrends.com. They don't look like the (too shiny, in my opinion) wigs that are sold on African American wigsites. And if you favor a more conservative look, their wigs fit the bill.

At 4:24pm on June 13, 2012, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome, Brenda!
How are you today?
Leslie Ann

 
 
 

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