You Have Options in Dealing With Alopecia
For women experiencing hair loss through alopecia, it can be both scary and isolating. And because a woman’s identity is so tied to her hair, it can also feel like an identity crisis.
We’ve heard things like:
- “I feel angry, sad and self-conscious all the time.”
- “Can people tell I’m wearing a wig?”
- “It takes up a lot of time and energy to try to look ‘normal’ every day and that can get in the way of life.”
- “I know this isn’t life threatening, but is so socially threatening.”
- “Losing my hair was extremely traumatic. I didn’t want to leave my bedroom because I didn’t want anyone to see me.”
- “Will I ever feel beautiful again?”
- “People think I have cancer.”
- “I don’t know anyone else with this condition.”
- “I don’t know what to do.”
Let us tell you: You are not alone—and you have options in dealing with alopecia.
Bald Girls Do Lunch was created in 2007 as the first non-profit support organization devoting all its resources to the emotional and practical needs of women with alopecia areata. From in-person events to a blog full of tips and advice to providing you with information on treatments, we are here to make this experience easier for you.
You are encouraged to show up online or in person as yourself: full of confidence or full of doubts, with hair or without it, fully informed or full of questions. Our goal is to equip you and empower you with the information, resources and community you need to navigate your alopecia journey.
You will discover that you have choices and the freedom to choose what works for you. The only thing we don’t want you to choose is to take this journey alone.
“It’s an absolute joy to help women with alopecia areata find others like them. At last, they get the chance to talk freely about things they’ve never discussed with anyone.”– Thea Chassin, Founder of Bald Girls Do Lunch