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Bald Is Beautiful: Women With Alopecia Prove Society Wrong
Losing your hair can make you feel insecure, self conscious and less pretty because of what society deems beautiful. These amazing women suffering from the hair loss condition known as alopecia prove society wrong by embracing their baldness with an open mind and an open heart.
London based photographer Daniel Regan, created the photography series The Alopecia Project that features people suffering from alopecia. The hair loss condition is often confused with people losing their hair from chemotherapy, but alopecia is caused when our white blood cells attack the cells in our hair follicles -- resulting in hair loss. Contrary to popular belief, besides going bald -- those who suffer from alopecia was completely healthy otherwise.
Regan was inspired to create this photography project after meeting a friend suffering from alopecia. He went on to work with Alopecia UK and that is where he found his beautiful muses who were resilient enough to agree to be photographed without their wigs.
"This project had helped some people to come to terms with their loss, confusion, anger. It is a testament to just how powerful photography can be, and that if used correctly, it can have a dramatic therapeutic benefit", says Regan. These beautiful images will move you in a way you've never been moved before.

Ladies, at the end of the day please remember that you are not your hair -- but you are the soul that lives within.

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I definitely agree @Gavriella ! I believe that more people should acknowledge such. these women are absolutely amazing and this photo project is so empowering. it needed to be done.
2 years ago·Reply
Ahhh! absolutely love your last sentence. I solely agree. I am very sure dealing with such a condition makes you find your inner beauty when sometimes society can put down your outer beauty. I feel like I need to focus more on my inner beauty at the end of the day as well. I take so much time focusing on my outer appearance and how I look, I need to start taking just as much time (if not more) and dedicate a little more time and effort to what truly matters @allischaaff
2 years ago·Reply
awww yay! this makes me happy @alywoah I honestly never knew about it until I watched a special on tv some years back. I think it's extremely beautiful and these woman are courageous. I'm glad you enjoyed the card :)
2 years ago·Reply
this is amazing! seriously campaigns like this one make me so happy because they use photographs to show women what they can't seem to see in the mirror and that is that they are BEAUTIFUL! i hope there are more women (and men) willing to brave the camera because these were stunning
2 years ago·Reply
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great way to look at it @LizArnone!!! I never thought about it that way, ahhhhhh :) and yes, I agree they are absolutely stunning
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