Why are you BALD? There were a few reasons and sometime around mid last year, 2013, they all piled on and I finally decided to go bald in a constructive way. 1. So I did it as a Shave for a Cure - Just for Love with CanTeen. Bottom line was that everyone deserves a shot at love and life, and no invasive illness should hinder this. Hence to raise awareness and hopefully the little money raised would help in someway and my hair would make wig for a beautiful person. 2. I was put off with men and all their tactics to just "hookup" and most of them always mentioned they liked my hair. It annoys me that there are so many unfaithful people that it makes me stop believing in faithful ones. I just wanted to see who cared for who I was and not just looks. It was like a filter in someway. 3. I wanted to see what being bald was like - somewhere in my mind it seemed like another lovely hairstyle. Another way to be unique and adventurous and push boundaries. 4. Norms of society are nonetheless important I guess, but sometimes being different is shown as being wrong or with a negative connotation. So I wanted to prove that I "chose" to be different on purpose. So maybe different is not that bad!
How has being BALD impacted your life? In little ways which make a huge difference to me. It has me more efficient as I actually make morning lectures on time, my gym buddy is happy he doesn't have to wait 30 mins for me to shower and get dressed and I have a little mole on my neck, before I was so conscious about anyone seeing it that I always hid it behind my hair, now I have no choice but to just let it be.
On a more wholesome view it has just made me raise my head and be more me, feel the pains of someone who would be forced to do so due to illness of culture - being bold in winter is such a pain but YAY beanies! Well, empathy and compassion from experience is proving to be a strong motivator, I can't wait to be qualified enough to be a official volunteer at our local CanTeen !
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who may not be confident with their BALDhead? My dear love, you are so amazing in who you are that hair is nothing but means to keep your head warm in the cold. If by choice then go girls! - we are free to decide in every aspect of our lives; and if by illness - you got this babe! Hold that head high because you are stronger than most people just by being you and embracing life! Stay strong, this world needs you. Who knows you could be the person to cure an illness, ace a sport or save lives or invent something. Read "The Secret by RB" xx