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Name Monica
Joined 679 days ago
Hobbies Cooking, cycling, photography
Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head in Solidarity
679 days ago

The following is what I posted on my website the day after my daughter shaved my hair back in June 2012.
Its funny how strength comes from the most unexpected places....
Up until yesterday, one couldn't tell there was anything wrong with me, and to be honest, I might have been in denial too....
I had always thought that I could "fake" it to the world,but when bed time came, I would look like a freak to John. I know this may sound silly, but that's what I was worried about. Last night John told me I looked cute bald, but for some reason when I laid in bed the tears wouldn't stop rolling down my face. For some reason when I looked in the mirror, in my mind I looked incredibly vulnerable. Maybe one could blame this on my growing up in Brazil, where all a woman has to be is beautiful....being smart is a plus nobody expects...
John hugged me trying to easy my pain and a few minutes went by until I got a text message on my phone. It was my hairdresser, Candace. For some ungodly reason, she decided to shave her head to support me while I'm going through this ordeal, and sent me a picture of her bald head. I was overwhelmed. She couldn't understand's hard to put it into words. But the tears stopped flowing and all of a sudden I had this newfound strength. Here I was, struggling over shaving my head and she just did it, without a second thought to support me....I still find it overwhelming.
I actually told her that if she had told me she was thinking of doing it, I would have tried to stop her!
I had told Ann not to do it when she told me she was thinking of does feel like its way too much!
Thank you Candace! Thank you for giving me the strength to carry on, baldness and all! We are not our hair! I can't thank you enough and will be forever grateful!
Monica :)