Marian McPherson- All my life, I've believed that physical attributes (including hair) didn't determine beauty. But, it was hard to apply that concept to myself.
Why are you BALD? Initially, I went bald because I simply didn't like having hair, so I decided to cut it off. But since then, I've kept my bald head because it's a symbol of the freedom and boldness that I feel within myself, and my refusal to conform to others ideas of beauty. If I believe I'm beautiful, that's all I need.
When did you realize that Hair didn't determine your beauty? All my life, I've believed that physical attributes (including hair) don't determine beauty. But, it was hard to apply that concept to myself. When I was younger, I would watch America's Next Model, and Tyra would choose one model to go bald, and I always thought they were the most beautiful. I wanted to shave my hair when I was 15, but I simply didn't have the confidence. But by the time I was 19, I was just tired of being so concerned about what others thought and I decided to shave it off. As I looked in the mirror, it was like I saw myself for the first time. It was in that moment that I knew my hair, or anything else for that matter, didn't determine my beauty. My spirit, my personality and my confidence is what determines beauty.
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't confident with themselves as you are? Focus on loving and accepting yourself, and do whatever it takes to make that happen. If you have to get off social media for a while, do that. If you have to remove yourself from people who are consistently trying to break your confidence with negativity, do that. Remember that it's something that doesn't happen overnight, and in fact it's something that I'm still working on. At the end of the day, it's all about how YOU feel about YOURSELF!