Why are you BALD?
Being bald is something Ive had to learn to accept since i was 15 years old, i'm 22 now. At the age of 15 my memory to me back in time to when i was a little girl and i sadly got touched in a inappropriate way which after this memory traumatized me, it lead me to self harming which was pulling out my hair. To this day i still do it, i don't want to do it anymore but i'm teaching myself ways over come this problem.
Iv learnt that it is a disorder, compulsive obsessive disorder called Trichotillomania. Once i looked deep into this it has brought me to realize that i'm not weird, or ugly or strange, and that millions of other people in the world suffer from this to, even grown women still suffer from this disorder, but it does not make you a weirdo. You can't help it but you can teach your self a way out, but that it will take time.
My family and friends have supported me through this and help distract me in different ways. It's so beautiful of them and i'm so thankful.
To who ever suffers with this as well, its not your fault and you are still human!
I'm quite open with it now and more confident to talk about it and explain to people who don't know about it, but of coarse i will get my days where i'll look in the mirror and hate myself.
But i am beautiful, and bald. And i'm not ashamed anymore.
How has being BALD impacted your life?
It has affected me in a ways of loosing confidence in myself, makes me insecure and i feel people all around me are staring and talking about me.
Growing up as a little girl my hair was my everything, it always looked beautiful and made me feel pretty.
Whats the worst thing that has happened or has been said to you as a BALD woman?
When my hair had gone, i never wanted to leave my room to see my friends, i was nervous and scared of what people would think of me.
When people had heard of my problem i would receive prank calls or txts of anonymous calling my baldy or keep picking jade you ugly bitch, and iv had my hat pulled off my head in public in front of loads of people, i felt heart broken and humiliated.
If you had words to share with someone that was transitioning to being BALD by circumstance or by choice, what would you tell them?
Growing up my older sister was my rock, she was also into her hair and beauty. She pushed me to love myself, and told me everyday it's whats on the inside that is important not on the outside.
So her true and honest words have inspired me to share with others.
It feels great having no hair sometimes, a job less in the morning to deal with before work etc, and the warm breeze on a hot day is very satisfying. We all want to have long swishy shiny locks, and we can, the wigs these days are amazing! They look like real hair and are affordable.
If your going bald out of choice or circumstance, it helps to love you for who you are. Let people see you with your held held high, let them see you love you and how you look. But don't do it for acceptance, do it because it makes you feel amazing and of coarse happy.
Love is a powerful and meaningful word to me, so i would just say, say to yourself when you look in the mirror, i love me! And your are beautiful today, and will be everyday.