Alison Mann Experience Alison Mann is a New Jersey/New York City-based therapist, alopecia advocate, content creator, owner of Aid by Ali, and creator of the Hair Loss Diary. Alison was diagnosed with alopecia around the age of 4 and has been completely bald since age 6, which is largely what inspired her career as a therapist specifically within the body image/mental health field. The mission of her business, Aid by Ali, and her social media content is to normalize physical differences through awareness and education while also helping empower others to embrace their own uniqueness. About Health Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.