What does 'beauty' mean to you?
Beauty is defined in many different ways but
what I have to tell you is eye opening.
Our society uses superficial facial features to determine
a persons beauty, such as eyebrows.
But how do we react to those with little to no eyebrows?
Perfection is seen in a profile view, where long eyelashes
protrude from the eyes, eyebrows frame the face and
the hairline defines the head.
How do we react to those who have little to no definition to
their face, missing eyelashes, eyebrows and hair?
Long, luxurious hair is a trophy for many women to flaunt,
defining their beauty as a woman.
But, what happens when that hair isn’t there to be showcased,
and all that remains is the smooth, bald scalp below?
Eyebrows, eyelashes and hair define the face and create a
picture perfect look to define feminine beauty. Even children
a few months of age, chose the photos of beautiful people,
over those less attractive.
A photo was shown to 100 people, in which one half of the face
contained no eyelashes, eyebrows and hair, and the other
side of the face had makeup to define the features. Over 90%
of the population thought the face on the right, without any makeup had cancer. 96% of the people thought that left side, with the makeup on, made the woman look more beautiful.
We are brainwashed by the mass media who puts way too much emphasis on external beauty. Everyone other commercial is about a different hair product, or mascara to increase the appearance of lashes or even eyebrow plumping makeup. Isn’t it time that we fight back and show that beauty isn’t just skin deep? We are more than just makeup and hair and no one knows this better than people with alopecia.
Alopecia doesn’t discriminate. It is an
an autoimmune disorder where too many white blood
cells are produced. These white blood cells think that hair is an infection and kills it off. Alopecia areata occurs when patches of hair are lost on the head. Alopecia totalis is total loss of hair on the head, while alopecia universailis affects the entire body, even the eyelashes, eyebrows and body hair falls out. There is no cure for alopecia, at this time.
Even pets can have alopecia, like hairless rats and Sphynx cats. These rare animals show us that beauty comes in many forms.
In the department stores, smooth and hair-free mannequins are used to depict ultimate beauty. Therefore, it’s time to give the world an education about alopecia and help reduce prejudices. The more people know, the kinder they can be to others that are different from themselves.
People with alopecia are not sick and they don’t have cancer, they just simply don’t have any hair. Beauty comes in many forms and we should embrace uniqueness and understand that bald can be beautiful.
Whether you choose to wear a wig to give you a particular look, or opt to go natural, without hair, a person’s true beauty should be seen from within. We are more than what we look like from the outside in, we should focus on a persons beauty, from the inside out.
So, the next time you see someone who has alopecia, give them a smile or offer a gentle touch, you may not realize how something so little, could mean so very much!
For more information about alopecia, feel free to write to Jodi@theSolutionologist.com
or visit www.theSolutionologist.com.
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. Jodi Pliszka, M.S. earned her Master’s degree, on the Dean’s list, from West Point Military Academy, through an elite program with Long Island University and worked on her PhD in Business/Psychology at Ferkauf School of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, for two years. Jodi is the recipient of the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award. She is the world's leading SOLUTIONOLOGIST®, celebrated host of Ripley's Believe It or Not radio'sWeird Medical Maladies, the Inventor of HEADLINE IT! ® No Sweat liners, an Award Winning Author of Bald is Beautiful, My Journey to Becoming and her Bella and Gizmos Adventures series, a Clinical Therapist, and President/CEO of Pliszka’s Adventures. Jodi has been featured with Entrepreneur, Forbes and countless other newspapers, magazines and talk shows, sharing her story of Tragedy to Triumph. Jodi was a Top Finalist on ABC's American Inventor TV Show, which gave her Headline It! a boost into the marketplace. Jodi’s feature story on alopecia was seen on Lifetime TV'S Health Corner, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC news and more. Jodi also is a professional key note speaker with her focus on Innovation/Leadership and Turning Obstacles into Opportunities. Jodi’s proudest accomplishment is her daughter, JESS, who’s in her second year as a Pre-Med student.
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