Tell us a bit about your decision to cut your hair or why you are bald?
When I Was 3 I Was Diagnosed With Alopecia. I Lost All My Hair After I Was Diagnosed. My Dad Would Tell Me Stories About How He Would Comb My Hair & It Would Just Come Right Out So He Tried Not To Comb It. Growing Up I Was Always Bullied & Teased Because I Didnt Have Hair Like The Rest Of The Kids. I Would Go Home To My Dad & Be Upset Because The Kids Picked On Me. My Nickname Was "SCALP". As I Got Older My Aunt Told Me To Not Let That Be My Weakest Point For Them To Bring Me Down. So After That I Stopped Caring What People Said About Me & I Started To Love Myself More & Love The Fact That I Was Different. I Recently Joined A Group Called SLWA "Sisters Living With Alopecia". I Love Being Apart Of It. I Love Being Around People Who Are Similar To Me. We Have Photo Shoots & Do Alot Of Activities. Im Proud To Say That I Am A Soldier Walking In Gods Army & He Gives His Hardest Battles To His Strongest Soldiers & Im A Walking Testimony Of It.
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't confident with themselves as you are?
Dont Beat Yourself Up About It Because God Made You The Way You Are For A Reason. Your Not Going To Change So Learn To Accept Who You Are & Be Proud, Embrace Your Beauty.
Finish this sentence: (My) Bald is......
Unique, & Hair Is An Accesory That I Dont Need.
Because when I look in the mirror I see nothing but beauty. I don't have to worry about if my hair is done. Running around the house looking for a comb or brush just get up and go! It's a blessing in disguise!
I chose the word bold because I feel like a rebel against the oppressive standards of beauty that society places upon women. Being bald and bold has given me more confidence than I ever had when I had hair. I hope that more women will see how beautiful they are without hair. As Nell Coleman said,"Hair is an accessory,not a necessity." We don't need hair to justify our beauty or femininity as women.
My baldness is by choice. I seen so many Beautiful Women wear Baldness Proud. I chose to be Bald in support of my Father, who passed away in 2015 with stage 4 Lung Cancer. I told my father that I would shave my head when he started to loose his hair. He passed away before I got the chance to actually do. So, he didn't get the chance to see my shave head. I kept my word and Shaved my head. Its been 8 months I been wearing my baldness and I Love It.....Yes, I get the Sorrow look for those who don't know my Story, but I'm Confident in my Self. No explanation needed. I love my Look and I know the reason.