Each day I passed without hair, a little piece of my heart grew to love me more and more. - Jordan Ransom
TBM: Share with us your experience as a Baldie
JORDAN: I used to be really depressed in high school because of my poor self image. I was always concerned that I wasn’t pretty enough, wasn’t thin enough, etc. No matter what, I felt I was never good enough. One day I looked at myself in the mirror and realized I was sick of living by others people’s standard of beauty, living just to please others. I needed a BIG change, and I don’t know what possessed me to come to the conclusion that shaving my hair off was that change but I did it. Of course I was terrified going into school that day, and of course I saw all the sideways glances and heard all the whispers, but I slowly grew into loving myself. I realized that I was unhappy this whole time living just to please or impress other people. Each day I passed without hair, a little piece of my heart grew to love me more and more. Today I am a strong and confident woman. I love myself and I love the person I have grown to be, and although I am in the process of growing my hair out again, I know that my life-changing experience will always stay with me.
Hair Doesn't Define Me Because...
Everyone is strong and beautiful in their own way, but it’s not theirs physical appearance that makes them that way. What makes you YOU is who you are inside. No amount of hair or makeup or what type of clothes you wear will make an ugly personality beautiful.
TBM: What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't as confident as you with the bald look?
JORDAN: If you haven’t come to term with your baldness (willing or unwilling), that’s completely fine. Hats and wigs are all the rage, just give yourself time to grow into your confidence and don’t rush it, nobody will judge you if you aren’t ready yet. Plus, if it makes you feel any better, I learned that not as many people as I thought actually cared that I was bald!
My Bald Is...
My baldness is growth because it signifies a period in my life when I grew into the strong, amazing, beautiful woman I am today!