I'm Melissa, and I'm 22 years old. I have a beautiful son, Austin Ryan, born in 2010. I enjoy anything to do with creativity and expression of ones self. I'm going to school to become a social worker, since I wish to help people who have been though what I have.
At the age of 15, I started pulling my hair out because of trichotillomania, without noticing... leaving me with noticeable bald patches. After that, I kept trying to style my hair different, got haircuts, wore hats; but I still pulled and felt horrible about my physical appearance. I wouldn't socialize, missing out on most of the typical teenage experiences. At 18, I had my son and my life changed.
Since then, I've been shaving my head every month or so, and I love it! I've always liked being different and now I feel like being bald is a part of who I am. I regained my confidence and more, I feel sassy and girly and most of all, I feel beautiful in and out. I have turned what I felt was a curse and I've turned it into a blessing. With my experiences and knowledge, I know make a passion and wish to make a living out of helping women flourish and learn to love themselves for who they are.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story!
be bald, be beautiful, be you!