Why are you BALD?Trichotillomania I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old, two years later it got worse. So I began using wigs, I had to change them like every six months because I was also pulling the hairs out of it. My mom was the one that payed me all the wigs, and she was hurt. They took me to psychologist and psychiatrist but nothing happened. For my senior year I decided to free myself and I went to my prom with my head shaved. Everyone was amazed some didn't even recognized me and some didn't believed I had that disorder.
How has being BALD impacted your life?It has made me stronger and less shy, now I have more confidence in myself and almost all the time I don't care what people think of the way I look.
What's the worst thing that has happened or has been said to you as a BALD woman?The worst that has happened I think is seeing people staring and then they start talking about you and you know they are dong it but they keep staring. It annoys me but I just ignore them and I keep walking with my head high. Also I've received a lot of compliments of the way I look, so it hasn't been so bad.
What words of encouragement would you share with someone going BALD?No matter how bad you think it's going to be you have to be strong and forget about what the people say. You have to show them that being bald it's as beautiful as having hair.