TBM: Share with us your experience as a Baldie
SIENNA: I have Alopecia Areata so my Baldie experience is full of ups and downs. I have been dealing with Alopecia for 11 years now, but before 4 years ago my bald spots were so small my hair could cover them. But 4 years ago one spot had gotten so big and my hair was falling out in large clumps so I decided to shave my head. I had been bald by choice at least 3 times before but this time felt very different. Initially when I first cut my hair I continued to wear a wig. Choosing to be bald and having to be bald is a very difficult vibe at first. After much deliberation and no longer wanting to feel like I was hiding I decided to not only rock my Baldie but I shared my Alopecia story with the world. It was so freeing and showed how many other people were dealing with Alopecia and wearing their crown proudly. I’m proud to serve as a testimony of resilience. Alopecia remains a constant reminder for me to always speak my truth and it helped me realize that femininity has nothing to do with an outward aesthetic. Alopecia has changed my life for the better.
TBM: What is your Baldie Care Regimine?
SIENNA: Honestly nothing really! That’s the best part about being bald! Lol. I go to a barber to get my haircut. I usually do an ACV wash and olive on my scalp... that’s about it!
TBM: What makes your feel beautiful?
SIENNA: Big earrings, a dope neck piece of jewelry and eyeliner! Great earrings and eyeliner can take you a long way. Lol
TBM: What is your most memorable moment as a bald women?
SIENNA: My first and last time getting cortisone shots in my scalp as an attempt to correct my Alopecia. It hurt like hell and only helped momentarily.
TBM: What are words that best describe your baldness?
SIENNA: Natural, striking, sexy and... can’t ever find a hat because my head is too damn small without hair. Lol
TBM: Do you believe society puts a negative image as it pertains to baldness?
SIENNA: Not so much anymore. I believe we can thank Amber Rose for that. It’s kinda trendy to bald or have a low haircut these days so I don’t see much of a stigma anymore.
TBM: What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't as confident with exposing their baldness to the world?
SIENNA: It takes time and it may never be comfortable for you to share your baldness in front of the world. That’s ok. It definitely takes some getting used to. Only do what makes you feel confident. Whether you are bald outwardly or under a wig this journey is about personal self-development not what anyone else thinks. Be kind to yourself screw the peanut gallery!