Michelle Law and Meg O’Shea tell the story of Michel’e’s experience growing up with alopecia, which started emerging when she was a baby, but it wasn’t until the beginning of high school that she lost her hair entirely. Since that time, her feelings have evolved toward the unpredictability of this condition, one which manifests in parallel with moments of deep psychological change. A story about transformation and the psychological fallout of overt physical change, and that touches on ideas of gender, beauty and desirability.

Hair Today

Story: Michelle Law
Artwork: Meeghan O’Shea
Sound: Timothy Nicastri & Luke Mynott
Animation: Gabriel Clark & Benjamin Zaugg
Producers for Radio with Pictures: Gabriel Clark & Que Minh Luu
Producer for RN: Jesse Cox
Titles: Matt Taylor, The Explainers