Human Parts
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Human Parts

Mind Games

Quarantine Helped Me Confront My Fear of Hair Loss

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

FFor five years I’ve kept the bones of an essay about having alopecia on my desktop. That essay begins by telling the reader about the first time someone pointed out a bald spot on my head. It was Josh Pfolhs — the most popular boy in the…



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Amanda Oliver

Author of OVERDUE: Reckoning with the Public Library • writer, editor, teacher •