Here is the story of Trevor and Steph and her story on how she became a Baldie and how her husband loved her regardless of her baldness. Thank you two for sharing your story with us and showing our ladies that it is possible to find love, even with a bald head.
Are you bald by choice, or bald by circumstance? If by circumstance, please explain.
I am bald by circumstance. I developed alopecia (an autoimmune disease that causes your immune system to attack your hair follicles) during my freshman year of high school and have remained bald ever since.
Your Anniversary / How long have you been together?
We were married on 6/10/16 and have been together since 2012
So tell us, how did you you two meet? The more you tell us, the better!
Trevor and I initially met through mutual friends at a football tailgate in college. It wasn't until we met again a few months later while studying for finals in the library, that we started hanging out and eventually dated.
Did you know about your partners baldness from the beginning, or did she have to tell you with time?
Apparently, Trevor knew about my alopecia from our mutual friends but it didn't come up in conversation until we had gone on a few dates, as I routinely wore a wig. Eventually, I brought up the "elephant in the room" which was awkward, but he was very understanding and said I looked beautiful. After that, it took me a few months to be comfortable with letting him see me without my wig. Fast forward six years--we are happily married and I have never been more confident or proud to hear Trevor call me a "bald bombshell".
What do you love most about your partner being a baldie?
I love her intelligence, compassion, drive, and humor. I am constantly amazed by her confidence and beauty both inside and out.
Here at The BALDIE Movement, we share products, tips, tutorials, and services on how to maintain a beautiful bald head.
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With Baldie Love,
Nell Coleman Founder
We'v heard that you dislike a shiny bald head because it just won't let you be great when taking photos, selfies, or when just out and about enjoying life. Well we have a product that you are going to love. It's called Translucent powder. Translucent power helps to blur imperfections on the face, it minimizes photo flash back, sets your make up for all day wear, and it gets rid of that shine on your face and scalp.
Check out this video below of Nell Coleman sharing two products that can assist with minimizing that shine so that you can be fabulous, bald, and shine free. Be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel and stay tuned for more videos that enhance your every day life, as a baldie.
How did I become a BALDIE?
About 2 years ago, my hair began to fall out in small patches, with the loss becoming rapid within the last 6 months. I was diagnosed with alopecia areata, which left me frustrated, angry and depressed after many failed treatments and no answers as to why this was happening to me. I knew where things were headed, so I decided to shave my head a few months ago. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
What makes you feel beautiful?
My personal growth, which is constantly evolving makes me feel beautiful. My bravery, self-acceptance, resilience and ability to share my baldness with no shame makes me feel beautiful. I have come a long way in a short amount of time, and for that I am proud. I have a newfound passion for shattering the stigma associated with hair loss, and I hope that I can somehow make a difference.
My most memorable moment as a BALDIE?
I’m such a fresh new baldie, but my most memorable moment was being shocked at how much support I was shown when I came out about my story and revealed my bald head. Family, friends, and strangers offered words of encouragement and compliments that I didn’t expect.
What one word describes your baldness and why?
One phrase: “unexpected blessing”. I am forever grateful that alopecia has offered me a new and rewarding perspective on life, beauty and confidence.
Words of encouragement to share with someone who’s trying to find courage to embrace their baldness publicly?
People are going to stare. They will look at you. But most likely, they are admiring your bravery and your ability to confidently rock a bald head. We are conditioned as a society to expect people to have a head of gorgeous hair. But beauty is a diverse ideology. Hair is fun, but it is not necessary. Be confident, be edgy, be you, and learn to love yourself unconditionally along to way.
We'd like to take the time to wish Quandrea Jones a Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing your story with us. Today, you are the #BaldieOfTheDay. As much as we have inspired you, it's time for you to shine and inspire someone else with your story.
How DID YOU BECOME A BALDIE?
I became a BALDIE over 35 years ago. I have Alopecia and I always lacked confidence, self-esteem and never knew my worth because I didn't have hair! A year ago, I decided that I would embrace, who I was, realizing that hair didn't define me!! I made a decision to put the wigs aside and wear my bald head. Three days later, I joined The Baldie Movement and thought "there are so many beautiful BALDIES in the world."
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL?
The confidence to hold my head up high at the bold stares! I hold my head up and think sometimes, "yes look at me."
WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS A BALDIE?
When I took off my scarf and revealed my bald head to my 11th grade English students and they loved it. They were very supportive and dared anyone to say anything negative about me! They wanted to take pictures to show their parents, because they thought I was so pretty!
WHAT ONE WORD BEST DESCRIBES YOUR BALDNESS AND WHY?
I describe my baldness as BOLD. A woman that feels free to walk around with a bald head, holding her head high walking as if she has a head full of hair. I boldly go everywhere with my head uncovered.
What words of encouragement would you share with someone who’s trying to find that courage to embrace their baldness publicly?
Uncover in your time. I don't think I would've been as comfortable 5 years ago. So, when I got ready, I uncovered and I'm so comfortable, because it was when I got ready. Yes, people will look, but know that they only see your beauty!