Hi I am Shea, I’m a dance teacher, an admin assistant, a business owner, a mum, a sister, a daughter and a fiancé and ever since I was 7 years old I have had alopecia. I’m now 26 and I have Alopecia Areata Universalis.
My hair first started falling out when I was 7 years old. It started as a patch on the scalp and then grew back all on its own. My parents had just bought a block of land in a different suburb to where we were living which meant I had to change schools. Over the next two years it began to fall out again and this time it didn’t stop until I only had a tiny plait left in the centre of the back of my head. It was then my decision to cut it off and be completely bald.
My favourite thing about having alopecia would have to be getting kisses on my head. No one else can know, unless you are a sufferer, how accepted and loved it makes you feel. I am lucky enough to have an amazing family and friends and a fantastic partner, who all constantly tell me how crazy I am when I don’t have my wig on, and how much the love me no matter what.
I am open minded and have tried many treatments. If you have any questions at all I’m more than happy to answer them or chat or cry or whatever helps.