Bald fade, bald and boujee, bald and beautiful, no hair don’t care…etc. Rocking bald or low cuts for women has become widely accepted and incredibly popular. But the vast majority of bald, beautiful, empowered women we see made the CONSCIENCE CHOICE to be bald… and what a beautifully, freeing choice. However, because it was their choice, tomorrow they could choose differently and be halfway to a teeny weeny fro and within a year a full head of beautifully cascading hair. But what about those women who don’t have a choice? What if you woke up one morning to find handfuls of your hair lying on your pillow? This is the reality for scores of people and women who live everyday with alopecia.

Episode 13 of the Sugar Free Podcast, Real Bald and Boujee Part II: Life After Alopecia, is an exploration of life after alopecia. The hair is gone and it ain’t coming back… so what’s next? Join Syd and guest, Michelle Gipson, as they share their individual and collective journeys navigating life as women without hair.

Michelle Gipson is a writer, host and counselor by trade as well as the founder and publisher of Written Magazine and Wine With Words®. You can learn more about Michelle and Written Magazine at

Alopecia is an auto-immune disorder that leaves those afflicted with little, and in some cases, no hair. The disease effects 6.8 million people in the U.S., including show host Syd Mack, and there is no cure. September was Alopecia Awareness month, a month dedicated to spreading knowledge and awareness about alopecia. If you want to find out more about alopecia, visit the National alopecia Areata Foundation at for information, tips and resources on how you can be an ally to those in the Alopecia community.

Hosts & Guests

Sydnee Mack (Host)

Michelle Gipson (Guest)


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