“Baldvin” is a project I did with association in Iceland called Baldvin (which means strength). I took portraits of seven women who wanted to raise awareness about their condition, which is Alopecia – an Autoimmune disorder that causes the loss of hair.

Alopecia Areata is a autoimmune disorder that commonly results in unpredictable hair loss. In most cases, hair falls out in small patches around the size of a quarter. For many people, the hair loss is nothing more than a few patches. Sometimes it can lead to the complete loss of hair on the scalp or in extreme cases the entire body.

Many stereotypes exist about gender, one of them is that women should have long hair. Therefore bald women aren’t always eccepted in our society like women with long hair would be. It’s necessary to open up the discussion and work against these gender stereotypes.

More info: siggaella.com