Why are you Bald? For once I want to be MYSELF
When did you realize that Hair didn't determine your beauty? I woke up really early, after Spending a day with friends the day before. I got up to a alarm on my phone that said "Perm Day". I was going to get up drag myself to the closest store and do what everyone deemed socially acceptable for me to do to my hair. it was damaged and short and annoying and I had way to much homework to deal with. I was told my entire life that the world was looking at me that no matter what I did the thing that would matter as a little back girl was not my education or skill but the way my hair looked and the clothes I wore. I struggled for years to find my perfect hair style but I could never find it. The 200 dollar hair bills were too much for this poor college student to handle and the morning of Wednesday, March 25 I had enough.
I pretty much said to myself "I'm 20 years old. i can be myself."
no matter how much i heard my mothers world in the back of my newly shaven head. "you cant get a job like that" I wanted to prove her wrong i wanted to start over and leave everything behind and become the person I've always wanted to be not who the world thinks i should be.
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't confident with themselves as you are? For us as young women doing things like shaving our heads and leaving the house without makeup is like social suicide.
The words i would share is be the best you that you can because when you look in the mirror everyday and you can confidently tell yourself "hey, i like you" that's when its all worth it. nothing or no one else will and should matter in who you are!
you are liberation, and life is a celebration! :)