It’s almost September, which means it’s almost National Alopecia Awareness Month in the U.S.! How are you planning to celebrate? Do you know of any fundraising efforts or campaigns? Let me know so I can feature them in the next issue!
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Around the web…
Have you seen Molly Tuttle’s latest video? She posted a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow,” featuring her both wearing a wig at times and also performing bald. (Read more about Molly’s musical journey in an earlier Alopecia &… issue.)
ESSENCE marked National Hair Loss Awareness Month by spotlighting Rep. Ayanna Pressley and sharing a personal reflection by ESSENCE associate beauty editor Shalwah Evans, who also has alopecia, about feeling empowered by Pressley.
Meet Trenton Lee, a 17-year-old Missouri teen who’s gained a following after he began making custom wigs while battling severe bullying at school. Trenton is now working with Ronald McDonald charities to create a salon where he’s offering custom wigs and makeovers for children and teens, where he hopes he can make a difference in helping boost their confidence.
“No matter what your insecurities are, there are a lot of other people who will feel the same way as you and you’re not on your own. You look like you for a reason and things do happen for a reason.” -Eva Betts (ITV News, 01/24/19)
I love hearing people share their alopecia journey, because it’s a great reminder that all of our experiences are so unique to who we are!
Alopecia &… Spotlight: @makennaokamoto
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