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Laura T

Laura T

Name: Laura Turner
Age: 21
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Sheerness, Kent
Campaign: To raise awareness of alopecia and encourage people to be open about it

I have alopecia. I was 16 when my hair began to fall out and I now wear a wig.

When I lost my hair, I felt distraught.

It had a negative impact on my emotional wellbeing and after a group of boys pulled my wig off and started laughing at me in public, I struggled to leave the house for weeks.

But then I realised that’s the wrong way to go about it and recently I’ve felt more confident.

With Fixers, I want to raise awareness of alopecia and encourage people to be more open about it.

I hope this will help others with the condition.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Emily Gilham Grace Barton
Jamie Lynn Hartnell Brad Tolladay
Emily Turner Amber St Pierre
Callum Lucas Ben Wade
Kirsty Turner Brooke Leigh McDonald

Jen Chambers, Alopecia UK

Jen Chambers from Alopecia UK supports my Fix. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast piece.

 

Bex Boutique 

Thank you to Bex Boutique for allowing us to film within the shop as part of my broadcast piece.

 

Rukus

Rukus is the composer of ‘You’re Amazing’, the song I sing in my film.

 

Miskin Theatre, North Kent College

Thank you to Miskin Theatre for donating us a venue free of charge for filming during the broadcast.

 

Tony Duke

Thank you to Tony Duke for supporting us through this project, supplying us with locations for filming and providing us with information during the shoots.

 

Thank you to Brenda Finn and Charlotte Lenham who agreed to be interviewed and share their stories as part of my broadcast film.

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