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It is always inspiring to spotlight someone who has helped out the alopecia community, so today we’re looking at Georgia Van Cuylenburg. We’ve written about Georgia before, but we wanted to talk a little more in depth about Georgia’s story and her work within the alopecia community.

A Background

Originally from Australia, Georgia moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting in 2005. Two years later, she was diagnosed with alopecia areata. After trying a number of proposed solutions to help her hair regrow, such as acupuncture and topical ointments, she decided to completely shave her head and turn to wigs. Now, she speaks to other adults and children who struggle with living with alopecia.

Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down

A turning point in her advocacy was releasing “Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down”, a documentary that followed her diagnosis and attempts to cure her alopecia. Since the release, she has focused on fundraising and awareness of alopecia and speaks to groups all over the world.

How to Get Involved

If you would like to get involved in helping raise awareness, you can purchase the documentary from her website here. Georgia is also asking people who purchase the documentary to host screening parties, where they can help raise awareness of alopecia and alopecia research.

For more information, check out http://www.babyletyourhairhangdown.com/Home_Page.html and http://www.girlfromdownunder.com/.



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