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My First Alopecia Comic!

Today, I finished my first stick comic about alopecia. It took about 6 days of work, spread out over 2 weeks (I have better things to do than draw!). Here it is:

The size is so that you can print it on an 8.5″ by 11″ sheet of paper. I’m hoping to draw more down the line!

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Major UI Overhaul: What’s New

Many-time visitors to this site may notice that some serious UI work has been done (by me). If you’re viewing this right now, you’ve already figured out how the buttons work. Here’s what’s new:

Logo

The logo I had originally and the one before that were all found on the Internet, and I’ve decided to make something myself. As with the past two, yes, it’s a turtle.

Decorative Pictures/Buttons

The decorative pictures shown are my own, some inspired by my own page-margin scribbles. Click the Read More buttons to read the articles.

Slight Color Change and Menu Remapping

While it’s not too important, updates have been made to the website’s color scheme and the way different links are laid out within menus.

Hopefully, these features aren’t too hard to use. Go ahead and give me some feedback on improvements!

Edit: I’ve added a background picture (also done by me) and am experiencing issues with buttons reloading the homepage. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I’m working as I type to fix this!

Edit 2: I’ve made some changes to the header fonts, i.e. Proxima Nova to Exo 2.

Edit 3: The buttons have been removed and the text now links directly to my 3 most recent posts and About page.

Edit 4: Somehow, everything’s fixed. Enjoy the working buttons.

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2020 Update

So far, 2020 has been a great year for this alopecian, and I hope you’re having one too! Here are a few things, past, present, and future, happening in my world this year.

Making a Change!

On January 23rd, Congressman Bill Sherman, our local representative, announced he would be co-sponsoring H.R.3332, a bill that would allow wigs to be considered “durable medical equipment” and be covered by Medicare. It’s a huge step forward for the bill and on our path to free wigs!

Reaching for the stars at JHU!

I’m currently funding my own way to JHU CTY, a residential program featuring a semester of intense astrophysics crammed into three weeks. At the time of writing, I’ve raised $1,535, so we’re almost there! JHU CTY is going to be the experience of a lifetime.

For the Win!

This past weekend saw the Coastal Championships, a Southern California swim meet I swam in. Even though I didn’t qualify for finals in any of my events, I won first in my heat in the 50 breaststroke, one of my strengths! In all, I swam a 100 breaststroke, 50 breaststroke, a 50 breaststroke in a 200 medley relay, and a 50 freestyle in a 200 free relay. It was the largest meet I’ve ever been to, and I earned it!

Keep it Going!

You can have an awesome 2020 too! Just keep doing what you love, hitting your goals, and staying cool with who you are.