I have been a proudly buzzed woman for about two years now, and shaving my head single handedly changed my life for the better. As a woman in our current social media and celebrity obsessed climate we are taught to care for our hair like a new baby, treating it to every super expensive hair mask, shampoo, and colour treatment going. Getting rid of all that showed me the woman that I was, and it made me feel fierce.
I’m gonna tell you guys something. I said I would never write about this, and that I wasn’t going to be that much of a writing-therapy cliché hybrid by writing about my breakup. But here I am, I can no longer contain my thoughts in my brain without having a full kitchen floor reset at my mothers so we are going to talk about it, and hopefully, what I’m going to say will help, you aren’t going to feel a new lease of life after reading this, nothing will magically get better. But it might make you feel like you aren’t alone.
When I was a young girl, the only way to get me to learn anything was to make me laugh. A frustratingly dark and imaginative child, I remember being taught how to tie my shoelaces by thinking of it as a rabbit that had to be strangled.