Twenty-one year old Abby Shaffer has spent the majority of her life wearing wigs: from long hair to short hair, the darkest brown to the lightest blonde, curly to straight.
When the fourth-year digital media production and creative writing major was about three years old, her hair began to fall out, right around the time her parents were getting divorced. She speculates that while she was not necessarily cognizant of this happening, she was able to sense the stress going on around her.
This was when she developed alopecia areata. Continue reading “Bald and Beautiful: New Paltz Student Opens Up About Alopecia”