I am the President of 4Women.com and designer of the newly patented BeauBeau® head scarf, a fashionable scarf specifically designed for women and girls who lose their hair. The Beaubeau unites the world of fashion with medical hair loss. I lost my hair quite suddenly in 2002 due to the autoimmune disease, Alopecia Universalis. I come from three generations of breast cancer survivors and am a BRCA2 gene carrier and a Previvor, having had a prophylactic double mastectomy and oopherectomy to reduce my cancer risk.
I am also a caregiver. My mother, a 30+ year breast cancer survivor now has Lymphoma. At age 89, she was unable to tolerate a full regimen of treatments and is now living with lymphoma.
I am cancer-free, but very much empathize with women who lose their hair to chemo or other medical conditions. I strive to be a source of strength and hope for women and girls with medical hair loss in addition to all women impacted by cancer.
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Alopecia, BRCA2, breast cancer, mastectomy, oopherectomy, hair loss
I come from 3 generations of breast cancer survivors. After learning I was a BRCA2 carrier and had an estimated 85 percent chance of developing breast cancer during my lifetime, I made the bold and proactive decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy and oopherectomy. Not long after, I developed Alopecia Universalis, an autoimmune condition that causes complete hair loss. I lost all my hair (head, body, eyelashes & eyebrows) in the span of just 3 months. I had a hard time adjusting. Though I was healthy, I was assumed to be "sick". I couldn't bare the thought of living life in hot, scratchy wigs. After a period of depression and social isolation, I decided to design my own solution. I now offer women and girls a fashionable solution to medical hair loss and the emotional upheaval that comes with it.