Why are you Bald? Hello there! I'm bald because I was diagnosed with a rare cancer and had chemo from May to August. I got pregnant, but, instead of a fetus, I developed abnormal cells that traveled from my uterus to my lungs in 10 different spots. Because it was such a rare condition (going from pregnancy to cancer), I have created a space where I share my whole experience and my goal is to show people one can go through this and keep a smile on their faces!
How has being BALD made an impact on your life? After I was diagnosed with cancer, one of my main concerns was exactly being bald. It was hard for me to buzz my hair, so I did it little by little (well, my awesome husband did it). With time, I noticed this was actually my LEAST concern. This was NOTHING, as long as I was alive, I could live with our without hair. The main lesson/ impact/ epiphany I had was: as long as you are a beautiful person inside, the outside will automatically reflect that. It's so simple!
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who isn't confident with their Bald head? At first I wouldn't leave my house without a scarf or a hat, at all. I thought it could be disrespectul to people (hard to explain why) or I didn't want people staring at me. With time, I guess with all that I had been through and learned, I noticed it didn't really matter other people's opinion. What REALLY matter is how I felt. I let me tell you something: I have the impression that most people are sympathetic to me and they look at me in a positive way. This picture I shared was when I turned 30 and had a get-together in Brazil (where I'm from and hadn't been in over a year). It was the first time my family and friends saw me bald. It was WONDERFUL!