Off with the hat!

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Alrighty y’all this is a big deal for me! For 17 years this disease has crippled my self esteem. Being unable to control your own actions while watching yourself hurt yourself is hard. I tried everything possible. Medicines, therapies, extensions, wigs, everything you can imagine for years.

A few months ago I made the decision to shave my head so it was too short to pull. Still, I’ve lived in fear of being seen with no hair. I’ve worn hats everywhere. In all my pics, everywhere. It’s been a way of life for me. Well….

TODAY IS THE DAY that I take off the hat. I’m ready. I have the most inspiring people in my life who have shown me love and compassion and have taught me to just be myself and be my own beautiful. I am so thankful. I am so humbled.

This disorder affects 3-4% of Americans, yet hardly any of us know anyone with it. That’s a huge number. People everywhere are hiding it and causing themselves major anxiety. I want to be able to share in hopes that if anybody needs a friend who understands they are comfortable reaching out.

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