Alopecia Areata: The shame and embarrassment of this disease devastates the lives of too many women and girls when treatments do not work. Since 2007 Bald Girls Do Lunch has connected with over 3,000 to restore self-confidence and conquer isolation. With requests for meet-ups in every state and beyond the USA, Bald Girls is answering the plea for women to find others for community and support. From intimate groups to style workshops to restoring her looks, BGDL puts women on the track to normalcy and living well with this disease. Learn more...
September 17th, 2020 by Chassin
Free and Downloadable Infographic about Alopecia Areata
Everything you’ve always wanted to tell other people is right here. We are so delighted with this beautiful and practical infographic created and made available for download by Concert Pharmaceuticals. Thank you Concert!
Posted in 2020, alopecia areata, Friends of BGDL, How to: talk about alopecia, Talking about alopecia
January 22nd, 2020 by Chassin
Please take action TODAY to make the most of this inspiring moment for all of us living with AA.
Photo Credit: MSNBC
THANK YOU for joining Bald Girls Do Lunch in celebrating Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Pressley. And, expanding our work to support more girls and women living with AA.
It’s a beautiful step forward for awareness, acceptance, and the Bald Girls community.
Posted in 2020, AA Support Network Blog, About BGDL, Action Alert, alopecia areata, diagnosis, Donate, Friends of BGDL, fundraising, How to: talk about alopecia, Massachusetts, media coverage, support, supporters, Talking about alopecia
December 6th, 2019 by Christie Elizondo
Thea Chassin (middle) with two European researchers for GRIDD: Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Disease. Ms Chassin is the founder and CEO of Bald Girls Do Lunch.
Memo to: Awesome Bald Girls Do Lunch community
Your voices about life with alopecia areata, the ‘voice of the patient’, gains influence inÂ today’s dermatology research. Your participation is the backbone of Bald Girls Do Lunch. You tell us what impacts you most.
“The candor and sheer guts of the BGDL community was top of my mind,” reports Thea Chassin.
Posted in 2019, AA Support Network Blog, Action Alert, dermatology, Friends of BGDL, How to: talk about alopecia, Medical, Testimonials, Thea Chassin
November 2nd, 2019 by Chassin
Shannon’s Story from Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc on Vimeo.
You’re not alone if you’re wondering how do I cope with alopecia areata knowing there’s no alopecia cure? One way to feel supported is right here: watching and reading personal storiesÂ Â â€” people like yourself living with alopecia.
WatchÂ Shannon’s heartfelt story: how she talks to herself and to others.
We thank Concert Pharmaceuticals for including our Bald GirlsÂ ambassador, Shannon, in their patient web portal for alopecia areata at ConcertPharma.com/patients/
Posted in 2019, AA Support Network Blog, alopecia areata, Alopecia Lifestyle, Awareness, Friends of BGDL, How to: talk about alopecia, research, Talking about alopecia, video, Videos
October 22nd, 2018 by Chassin
You’ve heard first hand how disruptive an alopecia areata diagnosis can be. The shock, anxiety and shame can send women into hiding from social activities, even some types of work. Like Shirley…
Posted in 2018, alopecia areata, Alopecia Lifestyle, Awareness, beauty, diagnosis, Friends of BGDL, How to: talk about alopecia, inspiration, support, supporters, Talking about alopecia, What Women Say
October 13th, 2018 by Chassin
Purchase one Alopecia Sleep Hat in the month of October for yourself or someone you love with alopecia or going through chemo. We will include your words of encouragement when we gift a sleep hat in our Alopecia Care Kit.
Posted in 2018, accessories, alopecia areata, Alopecia Lifestyle, fashion, Friends of BGDL, Hats, headwear, support, supporters
June 21st, 2018 by Chassin
Video: “It’s Only Hair”
From the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmith’s College in London – Life experiences with alopecia areata.
It's Only Hair from Department of Anthropology on Vimeo.
It’s brows too! Visit HERE
Posted in 2018, alopecia areata, Alopecia Lifestyle, video, Videos
April 30th, 2018 by Chassin
Got alopecia? Join Bald Girls Do Lunch CEO, Thea Chassin, for friendship, camaraderie and her Live Well with Alopeciaâ„¢ tips.
- â€¢ Meet locals like yourself who understand the challenges of alopecia.
- â€¢ Get answers to questions about living with alopecia and treatment regimens.
- â€¢ Need eyebrow help? We’ve got you covered with our BGBrows demo.
- â€¢ Be comfy. Be yourself. We love all options: wear your wigs, hair, hats or bald look.
Posted in 2018, alopecia areata, Alopecia Lifestyle, brows, event, How to: talk about alopecia, Make-up, Seattle, support, Treatments, wigs, workshops