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Alopecia Areata Teenager: Hannah’s Story

Posted by Thea Chassin

November 16, 2021 at 10:35 AM

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My name is Hannah Frey. I’m a Bald Girls Do Lunch volunteer from Ijamsville, MD. I’m also a teen who has had alopecia universalis for most of her life.

I had the pleasure of volunteering to work alongside the CEO of Bald Girls Do Lunch, Thea Chassin, on a virtual alopecia event. Being a part of this organization has truly impacted me for the better. Through this experience, I’ve definitely become more comfortable with my own hair loss. Bald Girls has a brilliant way of creating a safe atmosphere for all women who are experiencing their own form of hair loss.

I saw first-hand how BGDL works to raise the self-confidence of those who attend their meetings. In my volunteer project, we shared personal stories and focused on alopecia summer fashion looks.

My experience showed me how Bald Girls Do Lunch helps erase the stigma of alopecia areata by

  • increasing awareness around it
  • normalizing bald looks for women and
  • sharing experiences with one another

Working with this organization has been one of the best experiences I’ve had! I truly appreciate the time I’ve spent with Thea and her work to empower women.


If you feel moved to help another woman or teen living with alopecia areata find community and connection, please send a small gift. A link is provided here so you can easily give a secure gift online.

Topics: women living with alopecia, stories of women with alopecia, talking about alopecia, volunteers