Why are you Bald?
When I was 28, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. In only a year, my illness had become so great that I lost 85% of the dexterity in my hands. I was forced to resign my position as a substance abuse therapist and go on disability. I've always rocked short hair, but the maintenance had become too grueling. I decided that cutting all of my hair off was best because I lacked the strength to truly care for hair that was any longer.
How has being BALD made an impact on your life?
I've always struggled with my self-image. It's been hard to see myself as beautiful, but since going bald, I've started to fall in love with my appearance. I see my features, truly. I love the simplicity of my bald head and natural beauty. It's made me see myself in a way I fought so hard to do for so long.
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't confident with their Bald head?
Embrace you. Stand in the mirror, study yourself, and tell yourself the beauty that you see. Being bald in a society where so much emphasis is placed on hair, is power. You've got the confidence to rock your baldie and be one of the most beautiful women walking. It's just about finding that thing that allows you to tap into it.