As a woman with alopecia areata, you will have your own unique experiences. But that doesn’t mean you are on this journey alone.

Through all of your everyday challenges, spanning cosmetic advice to relationship and work issues, Bald Girls Do Lunch is here to be your guide and advocate, and also connect you to a greater community of women who share similar experiences.

From diagnosis through acceptance, you will have questions and we will strive to provide you with answers. It will be up to you to decide what the best answer is given your own circumstances, but you will not be left on your own to figure everything out.

Here are several popular blog posts to help you navigate your alopecia journey:

We asked women, “What’s the most powerful thing you’ve told yourself that moved you toward alopecia areata acceptance?

“Girl, you are beautifully and wonderfully made no matter what! So, use the world as your runway, and forget those who don’t like it.” – Keisha

“Sometimes ‘bad’ things that happen to us can be blessings in disguise. Alopecia universalis helped shape me into a more understanding and empathetic person. I developed AU as a teenager, and I don’t think I would have become the person I am today without it.” – Liz

“I have alopecia; alopecia doesn’t have me.” – Tina

“You can be happy bald, or you can be unhappy bald.” – Bonnie

“I can let it define me or I can let it refine me.” – Stephanie

“I am not my hair.” – Roni

“I need to show my five daughters that there is more to beauty and confidence than appearance.” – Jessi