1. I should have also said that you are doing an amazing thing by raising awareness in this way, not only about Alopecia but about the incredibly rude people there are out there!

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  1. Congratulations on the new job, Rachel 🙂

    As an antidote to the pet shop man and others like him, I thought I’d share an event from earlier this year. I hope you don’t mind.

    My niece went to the same Grammar school as I did and invited me back to see her dance in their leavers show. (It was the first time I’d been back since I left in 1973 – quite an experience in itself!) Among the dancers was one who stood out. She was very tall, willowy, graceful, very beautiful – and a wonderful dancer. She shone out. And she was bald.

    Afterwards I asked Sophie about her. “She’s the best dancer among us,” Sophie told me. “And she’s so pretty. She’s lovely, really nice.” I agreed that she was a wonderful dancer. With some hesitation I asked Sophie about the girl’s hair. Had she recently had cancer treatment, I wondered. “No, I don’t think so,” was the reply. “She’s not had hair for as long as I’ve known her. I’ve never asked about why.”

    Sophie was not close friends with this girl, their connection was only through the dance group. I thought it wonderful that the question of hair or no hair was irrelevant in Sophie’s world. And I admired this young woman hugely for taking a path that made her stand out and be celebrated for her personality and her talent.


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    1. Thank you Sandra. What a lovely story and Sophie sounds like a kind young lady. Kids are more accepting than one would imagine. I think their world is more inclusive these days and anything goes which is fantastic news.


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