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Imagine within just weeks losing every bit of hair... all over. It's unpredictable and it happens. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that can have a devastating affect on self-image, especially women's. Bald Girls Do Lunch is the only nonprofit created specifically to help women cope, gain confidence and feel a sense of community. Learn more...

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  • Managing The First Year With Alopecia Areata – Christine’s Story
    When Christine found out that she had alopecia areata in June 2014, it was at a very painful time in her life. She's a 22 year-old Massachusetts student who has wowed us with her story and resolve. This week, Christine shares the strategies that got her through a difficult first year.  Read More>
    Published on 2015-08-31
  • 6 Questions for Xeljanz Trial Participant
    Xeljanz clinical trials are on the minds of many people with alopecia areata this year. Yvonne updated her personal story  with Bald Girls after she signed up for a trial with Xeljanz. Read More>
    Published on 2015-08-21
  • FDA Hearings to Include Alopecia Areata
    NEWS FROM THE FDA In early July 2015, the FDA announced that Alopecia Areata was in a list of diseases for the fifth authorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act as part of its Patient-Focused Drug Development Initiative. (PDUFA V) >>>  This week’s blog is brought to you by the letters P,D,U,F, A and V, with extra-special thanks to the letters: P, D… Read More>
    Published on 2015-07-14
  • Imagining: New Ways to Cope with Alopecia and Personal Space
    Biometrics, fashion and technology are opening new frontiers. When we read about "smart fashion" we can't help but think about all the times women report that they got head rubs from total strangers. We wonder how the ways we look and how we feel will change in the future. What's the future for personal space?  Consider that it was not very long ago that we… Read More>
    Published on 2015-06-22
  • A Woman with Alopecia Lives a Beautiful Life: Keren’s Story
    When Keren Barak shared that her years with alopecia areata in the Israeli Defense Forces were life changing, we wanted to know more about her recipe for success. Keren is determined to live a beautiful and fulfilling life even though hair loss in women presents countless and unpredictable challenges. Just before this interview, a disturbing incident tested her yet again. Read More>
    Published on 2015-05-11
  • Keren’s Story: Courageously Finding ‘Me’
    Our global Bald Girls Do Lunch network takes us to Israel this week for Keren Barak's triumphant story which began when the Israeli native developed alopecia areata at fifteen. Self-described as a then very shy girl, Keren later emerged from mandatory Israeli Army service anything but. In the Israeli army and beyond, Keren's choices on the road to becoming the self-confident woman she is today surprised… Read More>
    Published on 2015-05-04