#community-voice Noelle Ariana Date Aired: January 31, 2023 One thing about alopecia areata I wish my friends knew is: Hair loss is mentally devastating. ESPECIALLY, sudden and unpredictable hair loss that comes with having Alopecia Areata. Check in with me. A day or night with friends makes me feel more like myself than anything else. One thing about alopecia areata I wish my co-workers knew is: Being a woman with Alopecia Areata has given me a unique and diverse outlook on life. It has allowed me to see the world from a different angle and bring a creative perspective to the workplace.