Today's #DailyBaldieInspiration with Caroline Alanis.
I was only 4 years old when I lost all my hair. I don't even remember what it's like to have hair!
Although growing up with AU wasn’t easy, as I look back, it has made me appreciate everything I have in my life. For the longest time I never realized how bound I was by my secret, my emotional scar and my wig. Now, I no longer hide behind my wig. I am living with AU and you could say that I’m proud that I can say that and show people that I am still beautiful without hair. I used to think my lack of hair was an imperfection; I know now that it is my STRENGTH.
I am no longer afraid of not having my wig on. It was my armor but I was meant to stand out not blend in. God has always wanted me to stand out, now I am no longer afraid to stand out. I embrace it. I am a woman who is defying what “society” calls beautiful. Here I am, no longer bound, no longer ashamed, no longer afraid. I am free!
For those that are struggling with being bound by their alopecia. I only know too well what its like to live in fear. I hid my AU for 40 years. But I can honestly say now I wondered why I waited so long to surrender to alopecia. You only have one life to live, so live it!!! #thebaldiemovement