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This NYC Designer With Alopecia Strips for Self-Acceptance

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Honor NYC's co-founder Rachel Fleit has alopecia universalis, resulting in rapid hair loss when she was just one and a half. Now she strips for Style Like U's What's Underneath Project.

Fleit spent much of her childhood ashamed of her baldness, and was pressured to hide it from the world. She even describes feeling like a "disembodied head." She took off her wig in public for the first time at eighteen years old, but it was awhile before she found self-acceptance. In this extremely inspiring video, Rachel admits that she would not have the depth that she has today if she had long, lustrous hair and why she allows herself to have "an entire bag of those amazing plantain chips that they sell at Fairway across from the office."

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