Journey to Acceptance
We know that living with scarring alopecia can present unique challenges in your life. We understand that it is not only a medical issue, but also impacts your emotional well-being too. For many, coming to a place of self-acceptance with a scarring alopecia diagnosis is a journey. Feelings of anxiety, fear, shame, grief, and self-pity are not uncommon…know that you are not alone.
The journey of self-acceptance is a passage of learning to be gentle with yourself and loving who you are, no matter what. It’s hard to do in today’s world as social constructs of society can be an extremely sensitive and an emotional part of our lives. Too often, many of us choose to bottle up inside or process internally.
The Scarring Alopecia Foundation (SAF) believes that these challenges can be overcome with the proper management, encouragement, and resources to lead a happy, rich, and fulfilling life despite having scarring alopecia.