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...
Ms. Paige Clarke-Jeffers announces the enrollment of Black women with all forms of alopecia areata in her research project: “Black Women’s Experiences of Living with Alopecia” at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom. The study is for her Masters of Health Psychology dissertation.
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 in today’s dermatology research. Your participation is the backbone of Bald Girls Do Lunch. You tell us what impacts you most.
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 stories — people like yourself living with alopecia.
Watch Shannon’s heartfelt story: how she talks to herself and to others.
We thank Concert Pharmaceuticals for including our Bald Girls ambassador, Shannon, in their patient web portal for alopecia areata at ConcertPharma.com/patients/
As part of our Bald Girls community, you know firsthand the impacts of alopecia areata. That’s also what the FDA wants to learn. They held an AA patient-focused meeting in September 2017 attended by Bald Girls Do Lunch CEO, Thea Chassin.