You can see my most recent article on Boston Children's Hospital's Teen Spreak.
Hello, Bonjour, Hallo, नमस्ते, Hola, مرحبا, 你好:
My name is Devon + I am 23 years young. If you love dogs, vintage-shopping, photography, ethnic foods, traveling, and being the best ‘you’ possible, you’ll feel right at home here.
When I was sixteen years old, I lost all of my hair due to Alopecia Areata, an auto-immune disease. This was a shocking time for me, and I went through periods of depression and anxiety. I was angry, self-conscious and confused. After months of cortisone injections to my scalp, countless nights of crying myself to sleep, and hours of scowling the internet for sympathy, I was ready to help myself; I created The Love Spreader, an online positivity platform, with over 15,000 global followers, by encouraging self-love and happiness.
I took a sabbatical from TLS to focus on my education, recently graduating from Drexel University with a Dual-Bachelor Degree in International Business + Legal Studies. I am currently working full-time and pursuing a graduate degree. In my free-time, I am turning my attention back into my blog, website, and social media accounts. I have found a great love in spreading positivity, and I hope you will join me for this journey. I love to make new friends, share our opinions and stories. I hope through this, we can all become better, and happier, people.
I am currently collaborating with organizations across the United States + the UK to raise awareness about Alopecia. Contact me to learn how you can get involved.
No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. I will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and comfort those suffering with Alopecia, bullying, and times of need.