By the time Carly Severn was 19, she had lost all her hair to an autoimmune disease called alopecia. Over time, she became a master at drawing her eyebrows on and wrapping her head in colorful scarves. Suleika Jaouad also lost her hair, after undergoing intensive chemotherapy as treatment for cancer. When her hair grew back, Jaouad shaped it into a mini mohawk and shaved swirls into the side of her head - something she never would have done before. "I started embracing this new, edgier aesthetic," she told the New York Times. If you've lost your hair, for whatever reason, how did it change how you saw yourself? How did it change how others treated you?
Living Bald: Life After Hair Loss
(Courtesy Carly Severn)
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Carly Severn, blogger at EyelineHer.org; social media specialist for KQED; has alopecia
Suleika Jaouad, author of The New York Times' "Life, Interrupted" column; cancer survivor
Lisa Lefkowitz, has alopecia