Sydney Olson - Hair doesn't determine who we are, and it's hard to realize that when you have it taken away.
Congratulation Sydney Olsen, You are our BALD Beauty of the week 4/5/2015 -4/11/2015.
Be inspired by her story below.
I am bald due to a condition called Alopecia Areata Universalis. I've had alopecia since I was in grade school, and then began to lose my hair again once I started college,and now I've been completely hair less for the past 2 years.
When did you realize that Hair didn't determine your beauty?
I realized that hair isn't what defined me after a wig lady told me I couldn't be a lady without hair.
I also realized it after my college boyfriend and I broke up because of it. Hair doesn't determine
who we are, and it's hard to realize that when you have it taken away. So to cope with losing
my hair I decided to write my story down into a fictionalized one and it ended up getting published.
So with having a book published, going through the ups and downs of life with alopecia,
winning the SLWA Phenomenal Bald Beauty pageant, accepting myself, and helping others
with their alopecia is when I realized I was beautiful.
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't confident with themselves as you are?
Pretty is superficial and nice but beauty is what changes the world. Beauty is in one's soul and actions, not in one's physical appearance. You have to accept yourself as you are before anyone else will accept you, and always know you're beautiful, have hope, and know that you aren't alone.