"My hair doesn't define me. My STRENGTH does."
Finding confidence as a woman can be tricky. Hair is a big part of many of our lives and being a hairstylist, I've seen so many ladies feel like their hair is what defines us and makes us beautiful. #securityblanket
What would you do if you lost all your hair? Before my little girl got sick and started losing her hair, I would've answered that a little differently. But now I am understanding hair is just hair. It doesn't define our beauty. It's just an added bonus of how beautiful we already are! With or without hair!
If you have had the pleasure of knowing Michelle you are affected by her radiating smile, infectious laugh and her love and confidence for herself. I want that!
Having Alopecia for 12 years now, Michelle has definitely had her fair share of hard times through the process of losing all her hair. She was newly 18 years old when she was first diagnosed. At that age we have no cares or worries in the world. Most of us are thinking about graduating, college, summer plans and what the next step may be.
Depression set in when she realized that she may never have hair again. Not wanting to leave her house, she wouldn't leave without something covering her head. It caused setbacks, like being able to join the Air Force and caused an increase in skin allergies.
But through setbacks and some time embracing the changes, my girl has overcame and learned to love that bald head! Like modeling and never wanting to cover with a wig, this is who she is and there is no sense in covering it up. These days you will find her teaching self defense classes and being a badda** kickboxing instructor at iLovekickboxing. I think we all could learn a lesson from her. Find our strengths, love ourselves and not care what anyone thinks!