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Sex, Wigs, & Whispers: Love & Life with Hair Loss

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: A diagnosis of alopecia does not have to be devastating.
Air Date: 9/30/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Amy Gibson, Author & Emmy Nominated Actress
Amy-GibsonAs “The Voice of Hair Loss,” Amy Gibson, is the country's leading Hair Loss Consultant to women suffering with cancer, alopecia and other related conditions. She is an author, nationally recognized speaker, alopecia activist, soap opera star, and founder of Created Hair. The company was established to offer women across the globe a solid resource for coping with the effects of hair loss while remaining empowered, as well as for assisting those seeking to renew their appearance and self-esteem. Local, national, and international clientele include dignitaries such as the Crown Prince and Princess of Saudi Arabia, as well as many celebrities who have graced the red carpet in Amy’s beautiful wig designs.

Ms. Gibson's commitment to help other women comes from her own struggle with alopecia areata since the age of 13 and having had to cope with hair loss in the entertainment industry for 20 years. Amy has spoken courageously in the press and before the State Legislature of California to advocate and raise awareness for issues surrounding hair loss in women. She has been active in Girls Inc., a non-profit organization which assists girls at risk in building self-esteem, and is an honorary board member for I'm a Kid Foundation, which educates children in the classroom about baldness.

Amy starred in Love of Life, The Young and the Restless, and General Hospital. As a highly sought-after female hair loss consultant, she has appeared in the national media on FOX Nightly News, NBC Nightly News, ABC News, CNN, The Today Show, The Insider, The Tyra Banks Show, Woman's Day and People Magazine.
  • Book Title: Sex, Wigs, and Whispers
  • Guest Twitter Account: @Created_Hair_
Sex, Wigs, & Whispers: Love & Life with Hair Loss
Emmy-nominated actress, Amy Gibson, has lived with alopecia since she was just 13 years old.

In simple terms, alopecia is an immune disorder where your white blood cells think there's disease lurking, so they fight against themselves to kill that faux disease and the result is hair loss.

There are several stages of alopecia, ranging from small bald spots to complete loss of hair, including body hair and even nose hair.  

Amy joins Naturally Savvy hosts, Andrea and Lisa, to share more about alopecia, her personal journey with the condition, and how she's spreading the word about alopecia with her book, Sex, Wigs, and Whispers.
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