Why are you BALD? I was Diagnosed with Alopecia when I was 11 years old. I was able to see baby smooth patches of skin on my head. It was very hard on me because I always had super long hair. This was when my sister promised me that if I ever had to go bald she would be by my side and shave her head too. My huge patches of skin completely grew in when I entered middle school and I was glad that my sister didn't have to shave her head with me. Once I began high school the patches came back and I went through high school worrying whether or not people could see my bald spots. My senior year in high school was very stressful and the bald spots grew bigger than ever before and I knew that this was finally the beginning of me becoming fully bald. I was able to hide my way through my senior year, but I was depressed through the whole year and became fed up with having to hide under beanies or pulling my hair into super high ponytails. During the end of high school I finally decided I would go bald after graduation and to my surprise my sister was standing by my side with the same intentions. I was scared, but I wasn't alone. A week after high school my sister and I completely shaved our heads and for once in my life I felt free. It was so thrilling to finally be free of hair because it was such a pain for most of my life. I'm still bald now because my hair won't grow back anymore, but I'm happier than I'm no longer hiding behind hair.
How has being BALD impacted your life? It's been such an experience for me. It's made me much more confident now because I'm so much happier now that I am no longer stressing over my hair and whether or not my spots are showing. I feel free and people even tell me I have a glow when I walk into a room. Sure people talk and stare, but the feeling of being free is so much more important. I'm being myself now that I am bald.
Whats the worst thing that has happened or has been said to you as a BALD woman? A crush I was talking to told me that a friend of mine give him advice about me. She told him, "Ewww she BALD! How could you be with a BALD GIRL that's disturbing! She's so Ugly!" Before I went bald I was always afraid to hear this because when you lose you hair you lose SOME of you femininity.
If you had words to share with someone that was transitioning to being BALD by circumstance or by choice, what would you tell them? You're beautiful no matter what! You may have some days where you feel a little down, but in those times of need I love to look at pictures of beautiful bald women like Amber Rose, Grace Jones, and Stefania Ferrario who inspire me to believe that I can be Bald and Beautiful!