Society often associates femininity with long, flowing locks — but a growing number of women are choosing to celebrate their baldness. But the opportunity to have a new surname was certainly an attractive proposition. Williams has had trichotillomania, a condition that causes her to pull out her hair compulsively, since she was nine — and her original name was Balde. A year-old picture framer from Warwickshire, Williams believes that her trichotillomania was triggered by the stress of her mother leaving the family home. She would lie awake at night and tug out great handfuls of hair, before rolling it up into a ball and hiding it behind the bed.
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Her father stopped speaking to her for several days. She routinely gets double-takes and is often asked if she is sick, or if she shaved her head for religious purposes. She was scared to do it, she says. I used to do crazy things to my hair to take focus off my face. I was a late bloomer. Having an interesting hairstyle is what beauty means. Not having hair on my legs is what beauty means.
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My hair is a solid 6. Worn straight or wavy, the shoulder-length dark brown situation hangs around my face unobtrusively leaving no impression whatsoever. Jane" and imagine what bald life would be like. For Johnson, cutting off her hair signaled the start of a radical self-acceptance journey. It wasn't easy, but "I was going to keep this haircut until I loved me in my stripped-down form.
While living in quarantine , women have become obsessed with some unexpected things. To name a few: Andrew Cuomo , whipped coffee , sourdough starters , and, for some of us, shaving off all our hair. Record scratch: bald women?! I know. Living under lockdown, what started as a limiting practice of social isolation has become, for some women, an igniter of personal experimentation and self-empowerment.