Please meet Georgia Gardner. Georgia developed alopecia at age 3 and has experienced the condition in all its forms. She currently has Alopecia Areata Universalis. She has recently finished a Bachelor of Film and Television at Swinburne University of Technology and is currently working as a film producer in Melbourne. You can contact me at Georgia@aaaf.org.au
Though Georgia has a large collection of wigs and hair pieces, these days she mostly goes without coverage. She has been an ambassador with the AAAF for four years and is available for school discussion groups, one-on-one meetings or as a host of information sessions with youth groups, families and the media. Georgia’s scarf tying skills are second to none and she knows how to extenuate the eyes thorough makeup.
Strangely, one of the things that started me on the road to acceptance was a job at a local bakery. After three years with my wig, I still wasn’t very good at putting it up, so I made the decision to wear a long headscarf. After working for six months with no serious events, I realised something that has helped me a lot in dealing with my alopecia areata. In general, other people don’t care.