"NO HAIR DON’T CARE"

You know there is a part of me that doesn’t want to like this project. I do respect what they are doing. They hit on so many of the same feelings that I have about this stigma. Perhaps it’s my jealously that after this show, after they have gone through the sociological mortification process of shaving their hair and shedding all that it represents …they can grow their hair back. They are not really dealing with potential baldness. This is something I might have done in college.

from the project:

“Refinery 29 introduced their newest digital project called “No Hair, Don’t Care,” celebrating inner beauty and individualism. In the 2-minute preview, four women shave their heads as they speak about insecurities and embracing their natural selves.

It is a cultural and social norm for women to have hair―long, short, curly or straight; but never bald. These brave women represent the powerful notion of trusting your beauty and accepting yourself without having to hide behind locks and tresses.

The bold women: Megan Armstrong, Olivia Mains, Naomi Lawrence and Beth Sullivan speak about their struggles with being stereotyped and forced into a society where women with hair are considered to be prettier than women without. Watch the short clip as these inspiring women speak about female clichés, finding themselves, embracing their flaws, and the importance of self-love.”  

Christine DiBenedetto