About Julia Crittendon
Whether inspiring those who are struggling with the effects of an unpredictable auto-immune condition, or motivating those around her to stay in touch with their inner being. Julia is a role model for strength, bravery, perseverance, and good will.
Losing her hair at the age of 28 was a devastating time for Julia, which included depression, insecurity, and very low self-esteem. A woman’s hair represents youth, fertility and femininity — Characteristics no woman wants to live without, but she was stripped of her hair, her “Crown and Glory”.
Alopecia Areata is an auto-immune disease resulting in loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This common but challenging disease affects approximately 1.7% of the population overall, including more than 5 million people in the U.S. alone.
Now her attitude about having Alopecia has changed from disliking herself to loving herself and who she is as a person. The willingness to show who she is has allowed her the opportunity to speak to women all over the country. She has risen above these circumstances and what society says is “Normal”; her passion now is to give other women the courage to do the same.
Julia’s story is inspiring and her positive energy contagious. In her on stage and off stage appearance she instills in listeners her belief in being “BIAS” (Beauty is Accepting Self). She also brings focus to ones lack of self-love, inner peace and self-acceptance. Her high-energy keynotes and workshops are empowering, appealing, effective and unforgettable.
Julia also supports and motivates women to design the life they want to live. She is passionate about coaching women to step into their purpose and power with excitement and joy.
“Shake it off” – Strategies for achieving a greater, healthier sense of self has allowed Julia to shake off negative attitudes and low expectations that often come from society regarding people with differences.
“No Excuses” – Approach to achieving personal goals
“What is Normal”– Alopecia awareness/ Cancer treatment patients – accepting this adversity that life has placed in your space.