Have you all seen this gorgeous BALDIE, @jeanaturner, who has Alopecia and on America’s Next Top Model?? Definitely tune in and support your fellow BALDIE Sistah. We are rooting for you girl. 🙌 Check out these words told by her “People have been asking a lot recently "Why did you shave your head"? Here's really why.
I didn't 🙂 I shave it now because seeing patches is the worst feeling of defeat. I battle Alopecia, and have gone through each stage of hair loss. I lost all of my hair by the time I was 12. I've worn full lace wigs for the last 14 years to hide my "imperfection". My hair has grown in to about a centimeter and fallen out, constantly.
I did a little soul searching, (hence my disappearance from social media), and found out that I am just as beautiful, if not more beautiful without my hair. It just took me 14 years and growing to love myself to find that out.
It's new to me still. But I realize I'm comfortable in my own skin. That doesn't eliminated the amount of ignorant people who stare, and make stank ass faces when they see me- But I didn't do it for them.. I did it for me. For every little girl who feels ugly, weird, awkward, like a boy, like I did my entire life because of other people's scrutiny. Hell, I even did it for men losing their hair to prove that baldness is beautiful. Being bald definitely doesn't mean you're not beautiful.
Who the hell made that up anyway? Probably someone with a head full of hair who could never imagine what it's like to experience life without hair as a crutch- or possibly never truly had a "bad hair day". I will still wear wigs when I please, that's my choice.- and it's pretty much like playing dress up. But the choice to remove it was a huge step to becoming myself... and a dangerous ass model.”