Sarah Burak - When I first told Trevor I wore a wig he said ''we'll work on that, we'll work on you taking it off.''
Tell us a bit about your decision to cut your hair or why you went bald? I have had alopecia since I was 3 years old. I've worn wigs since I was 11. I used to be ashamed of having no hair, I didn't want anyone to know I was bald. I got bullied all through middle school, threatened to have my wig ripped off. My senior year in high school, I met a guy named Trevor. When I first told him I wore a wig he said ''we'll work on that, we'll work on you taking it off.'' I kinda shrugged it off because I thought for sure I would never show him my bald head, considering I had never shown anyone besides my family. Well, one night we were laying in bed and he put his hand on my head and I slowly took my wig off my head. His exact words were ''see, it's no big deal. you're beautiful.'' and then he kissed the top of my head. One of the concerns I've had for years with being bald was how will I ever sleep without my wig on next to my boyfriend? How will he ever find me attractive opposed to those girls with long beautiful hair? I sleep next to him every night with no wig on. Two years later and I'm still in tears writing this because this man has completely changed my view on myself. I am now confident enough to show the entire world me with no hair. this is my first picture ever taken without my wig since I was a little girl. Ever since I was a little girl I pictured me dancing at my wedding without my wig on and I know that he'll be the shoulder I lay my head on during the first dance. I have never felt more accepted for who I am my entire life. I am bald and I am beautiful.
Do you feel you've changed for the better since you went bald? I feel like I've changed so much since I took off my wig. I feel free. I feel beautiful. I feel like I can be an inspiration to other females who feel ashamed or like a man will never love a bald girl.
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't confident with themselves as you are?I would say, you are more beautiful without your hair... It shows who you truly are, a gorgeous human being. Be different, be unique, take the risk of showing off your true beauty and it will feel so freeing... It's like freeing your soul.
Finish this sentence: (My) Bald is what makes me, me.