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Why Losing My Hair Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me

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I lost all of my hair at age 2 due to the autoimmune condition alopecia. It was extremely hard growing up hiding under a wig.

I was bullied and teased a lot for the way my wig looked and my lack of eyebrows and eyelashes. I felt like an outcast and hated to even look at myself in the mirror.

I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself and allowing the negative opinions and remarks from others to consume me. I was told and made to believe, “Girls are only pretty when they have hair.” When I look back on my childhood and journey with alopecia these last 28 years, there are so many things I wish I could tell myself.

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