Triggered by a traumatic event in 2019, I lost the majority of my hair within the following 3 months. Not knowing whether it would ever grow back, the identity crisis and stress this put me under felt worse than the actual traumatic event. Fortunately, it started growing back after a while, healthier than ever, but soon, I noticed that a new fear had been unlocked by this experience. Phalacrophobia became a new term in my life, a shadow that would creep up on me at every step I walked towards any stressful situation. I would anticipate unpleasant conversations with dread, feel apprehensive about most life choices and fear that they might cause another trauma on my body. For years to come this phobia would put a limit on my social life and make me cautious of my stress-levels.
This project does not intend to comment on people who lost their hair in any way. Cure My Fear explores the boundaries and effects a peculiar phobia puts on one‘s daily life and psyche. By confronting myself with my subconscious chains, I try to cure my fear.