Pauline’s socials are here

Makeup by Jade Douguet

“My name is Pauline, I'm 18, actually just entering design school and I'm on social media under the name of @paulinealopecia. Since the age of 7 I have been diagnosed with alopecia areata, or alopecia. It is an autoimmune disease that causes loss of hair and body hair depending on the stage at which it is reached. In seventh grade I lost all of my hair and body hair. Today I have had this disease for 5 years and I have been on social media for 1 year to talk about the disease path, how I experienced it before and how I live with it today. In junior high it was a bit complicated because I’ve been harassed at school and I decided when in high school to start my social media so I could try to democratize the disease. Because I had no female role model without hair, apart from women with cancer - but they were often not represented in society -. Today I really try to break the rules and break taboos because we are in a super strict society and in fact these norms are not true at all. Yes I don't have hair, and so what? "