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:
Jen Chambers, Alopecia UK
Jen Chambers from Alopecia UK supports my Fix. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast piece.
Thank you to Bex Boutique for allowing us to film within the shop as part of my broadcast piece.
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.
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.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.