Mind Games

Quarantine Helped Me Confront My Fear of Hair Loss

Now, I see my former trauma as an opportunity for growth

A selfie photo of the author with short cropped hair.
A selfie photo of the author with short cropped hair.
Photo courtesy of the author.

Right now I want to watch the loss and regrowth.

I wanted my scalp to breathe for once. To heal and grow while there is some allotted time to heal and grow in our private spaces.

OVERDUE: Recknoning with the Public Library forthcoming from Chicago Review Press March 22, 2022 • amandaoliver.com