• Tatum Williams

Girl With Hair Loss Brings Confidence To A Whole New Level

Gianessa Wride is a seven-year-old girl with an inspiring amount of confidence. Although she suffers from alopecia areata, a disease which causes the immune system to attack hair follicles, resulting in severe hair loss, she’s managed to turn her gloomy situation into a gorgeous work of art in a colorful and creative way.

According to Fox News, Gianessa normally struts her stuff in hats and scarves, but at a recent spirit day at her school, her mother had a new idea to build her confidence: she helped her decorate her daughter’s head in jewel stickers, creating intricate flowers and owl designs.

“I want to let her embrace it and love herself as she is right now,” her mother said, according to today.com.

According to naaf.org “Over 6.6 million people in the United States and 147 million worldwide have or will develop alopecia areata at some point in their lives.” The disease is very common, especially for people over the age of 30. This disease is not contagious, and can be caused by viral infection, trauma, hormonal change, and/or emotional/physical stressors. It affects both males and females.