Contributions by other people

Jeanette Lee, North Korea

I had lost my hair due to stress and malnutrition. I felt horribly ugly and unattractive. It is a truly traumatic experience to lose one's own hair. I believe it to be less of a trauma to men in this society, for it can be accepted, and the issue of female hair loss is less addressed. I am young - 21, healthy, and active, and yet I suffered a tremendous hair loss.

I am still coping, but am paranoid of bald spots, and hate to see hair in the bathtub drain. Hair has grown back, but it's not the same.