Why are you Bald? The stress of being in an unhealthy marriage for many years, being diagnosed with clinical depression, suicidal and just not happy in my life caused my hair to start falling out. At the time I was a natural hair girl and decided in order for it to grow back healthy I was going to cut it all off. After I left the barbershop I went home and it was the first time my husband said he liked my hair without me having to ask him if he liked it.
How has being BALD made an impact on your life? You see up until the time I was 35 I thought I was "ugly." I'm the darkest among my siblings and I was constantly teased about my complexion. Once I cut my hair I received so many compliments that I started to see myself differently. That's when I knew I was on to something. I started to feel as if I had something that no one else in the world had. I felt liberated, empowered and FREE! I no longer felt the need to be a "people pleaser." That's when I fell in love with my three favorite people Me, Myself and I. I left my marriage after 17 years, resigned from my job of 20 years and decided I was going to do everything I've always wanted to do. I've always wanted to go to college, so at 45 I left my hometown of Baltimore and enrolled at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Yes, I lived on campus, became a Residential Advisor, and even ran for campus queen. I had the full college experience. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2014 with a degree in social work. I am currently enrolled at Alabama A&M University and will be graduating with my Master's degree in mental health May 2015. I believe, cutting my hair gave me the confidence I needed to take control of my It's been over 10 years since I made that life changing decision to cut my hair and with each day I feel more liberated, more empowered, and more open to embrace who God created me to be.
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't confident with their Bald head?
I believe it's important that we embrace who we are. Each and every one of us has something special and unique to offer the world. Hair does not define or validate who you are. What matters is how you feel about yourself and that speaks volumes to the impact you'll have on the world. Be bold, be fearless, be confident because you are beautiful