Alyscia Cunningham

What made you want to write this book?

I cut my hair in support of a Big Chop for a non-profit organization and was shocked at the negative responses. In turn I created a project that would capture portraits of Women who've experienced hair loss accompanied by their essays about their personal experiences. My goal was to show society (the naysayers) that despite the pressure placed on women about hair, without it we're still beautiful.

Where do you get your storylines from?

It's a process but it comes together and forms as I go.

Was this book easier to write than others?

Yes and no.


This is my 2nd book and the essays were written by the participants, which made the load a little lighter for me (as far as writing goes). Writing the intro does take some time as I want to assure that my details and time line match up.

Do you only write one genre?

No. I also write horror scripts as well as poems and short stories.

Do you have a specific place or setting where you write?

I just need for my home to be quiet, which is where I prefer to be. Or I head to the quiet space at my local library. I like to listen to blues or jazz as well.

Describe what made you want to be a writer?
My love for writing started when I was about 10 years old. I enjoy writing stories in English class then began writing it on my own at home.  Connecting photography with my writing is a double bonus.

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