BuzzFeed Employee Makes Intimate Video About Losing Her Hair


In the last year, BuzzFeed has produced a wide range of video content — from its popular weekly series where a staffer whines about stuff, to celebrity interviews, to cooking tutorials and more.

The video below is different. In it, staffer Becky Harris, who appears in a lot of BuzzFeed videos, gives an intimate look at her life with alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease that results in the loss of hair.

Harris was diagnosed when she was 17. For a long time, she tried to hide her bald spots with different hairstyles and took cortisone shots to slow her hair loss. In the clip below, she decides to shave her head.

“I wish I had felt this comfortable when I was younger,” she says after the cut, “but sometimes when you don’t know what other people are going through, it can be tough to be OK with it.”

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