This was the phone call that changed my life, changed my outlook, and inspired me to tell my story:
Thea Chassin’s energy and spark is absolutely incomparable when it comes to her passion for alopecia awareness and championing self-worth & healthy living. I cherish the two hours she took out of her busy life to talk with me, to motivate & inspire me to share my story and spread awareness throughout Western New York.
Here is what i learned from my phone call with Bald Girls Do Lunch CEO, Thea Chassin:
[if we don’t talk about it, how will we know about it?]
“If women with alopecia areata are going to live successful and contented lives, shouldn’t they be holding the wheel? Meeting other women with the same condition is one of the most effective and easy ways to ease the emotional burden and strengthen personal resilience.”
We need to tell our story.
This is not only applicable to this specific disease, but to every & any specific struggle. Everyone has something they struggle with.
Too many of us are afraid to admit truth. We suffer in silence.
To share your story is to experience freedom.
To share your story opens yourself up to the love & support you never knew existed.
Thea explained the significance of having a support system. She noted how the shame and embarrassment of this disease devastates the lives of too many women and girls when treatments do not work. Men ARE NOT excluded from this, but Thea takes women’s specific needs into consideration with her catered lunches. A social taboo concerning women’s hair loss DOES exist.
Thea wants women to know that they are beautiful WITH or WITHOUT hair- she urges women with alopecia to join together to share their stories and build an empowering support system.
The support of a community is powerful. It incites awareness and learning. Buffalo, we are the City of Good Neighbors. Let’s show how strong & supportive our community really is.
To read more about Thea’s story & her non-profit [BGDL], please visit http://www.baldgirlsdolunch.org/
To donate, please visit https://greatnonprofits.org/ and search for Bald Girls Do Lunch
If you are reading this and you’re struggling & feel alone, I am here. I will support you. You are NOT ALONE. You are LOVED. Please do not hesitate to contact me…I hope to hear from you.
Stay tuned for some great things coming your way, Buffalo!
If you’re reading this blog and are not from WNY, reach out to me, I’m happy to share thoughts on how to spread the BGDL message & alopecia awareness in YOUR community.
Stay inspired. Life’s good.