"I never thought that I would be an individual capable of self-love. My parents made my sister and I vision boards when we were young. I put up a magazine cutout of the words "self-love", not really understanding how I could ever achieve those words or what they really meant.
When I turned twenty, there were some things that I started to notice about myself. I had no self-love for who I really was. I had to make myself vulnerable, to get down to the barest of bones. So I decided to shave all of my hair off.
Post shaved head was not easy. There was a lot of doubt, insecurity, depression, and unhappiness. But out of all of that, I was able to find out who I was and be confident with the answer I found. Many women and men told me when I had a shaved head that they had "always wanted to do it" but "couldn't pull it off" or "weren't brave like me". Honestly, if I could tell anyone anything it would be that if you want to do something, do it. If you think it could make you a better person or make you happy, do it. Don't give a fuck about what other people may think. This wasn't about bravery, I didn't do this for anyone but myself, it was purely selfish. Cliché yeah but it speaks to me and maybe to someone else out there too.