Where acceptance is all there is
Lyndsey Pitchford has not received any gifts yet
I feel like I am going backwards right now and I feel like this is a place where I can articulate and discuss these feelings.
Last summer I had got to my peak of acceptance for my alopecia. I was happily alternating between my many wigs, scarfs and going bare headed, which I was particularly enjoying the freedom of with my new found confidence. I had another tattoo on my head (I already had one) and had come to a point of seeing alopecia as a quirky part of my identity.
I really don't know how I want to present myself at the moment. This summer I was going to work bare headed and feeling pretty positive about myself, seeing my alopecia as a quirky part of me. But now I am drawn towards my wigs again. I've been looking a lot at the dolly and Japanese Kawaii style today as I love this style and I want to present myself like that. yet at the same time I feel like a fake or that I'm not being true to myself with all that make up and wigs etc. I just feel…Continue
I'm Lyndsey and I'm 23 and from the UK. I'm a university student (about to graduate soon), studying History, Philosophy and Politics and have a place to do an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy next academic year. I'm about to get married to my boyfriend of 6 years and I have alopecia areata. I am just having my fourth bout of it now and shaved my head yesterday.
My alopecia first started at age 15. I found a small bald patch on my head and I lost a lot of hair…Continue
I feel really bad that I didn't keep up with stuff after my regrowth. In fairness I have been in and out of hospital for 18 months with bi-polar and that time was awful, strangely I had a full head of hair throughout all that. But about a week after finishing my uni exams for my second year, which had been deferred whilst I had been ill, my hair has started falling out again. It's been happening for about a week but it's pretty fast like usual.
Luckily I'm pretty ok with it. This is the…