Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) published a video on January 16th on The Root. In that video, she described what living with alopecia areata feels like. She described the physical and emotional stress, and of hair loss and how it affected her as a woman and a legislator. She wrapped the video up with the conviction of personal strength and self-acceptance. She said, “I like myself … So I think that means I’m on my way.” This is a brave step for anyone dealing with hair loss or thinning hair. We hope this will greatly increase awareness of this disease.
The video was picked up right away by Good Morning America, see below. It has also seen coverage in the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, BBC, Slate, and other news sites. We would like to thank Ayanna Pressley for being such powerful on-air spokespeople.
Pressley has been trying different lace-front wigs.“One I call ‘FLOTUS’ because it feels very Michelle Obama to me,