The Bald Movement.

Happy Monday:

 I hope you had an amazing weekend! Did you get hit by blizzard Jonas? We did – Brooklyn got hit with over 2 feet of snow! It was insane, but awesome – expect a mini vlog/open journal on the blizzard, Darien and I ended up exploring Brooklyn after the storm calmed.
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In mid-January, I came across the Instagram page The Bald Movement. I was immediately intrigued by it because as a newbie in the bald community, I couldn’t have thought of better inspiration to pop up on my feed. An event that they were hosting, a Vision Board Party, was their latest upload and I was stoked to see that it was being held right here in Brooklyn. I was a bit anxious about attending the event alone so I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to go, but either way, I took a screenshot of the flyer and put down my phone. About a week later, while browsing Event Brite, I came across the same event, and took that as my sign to go. I’m really happy I decided to go because my life has completely changed since then!

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My Vision Board.

We spent the evening sharing our stories while creating vision boards inspired by our aspirations for 2016. It was an experience that has forever changed me in really understanding the meaning of self love & accepting your inner beauty. All of these bald women stood tall and confident in their skin, and it was an aura I am blessed to have found myself in. By the end of the night, everyone was all smiles and laughs. As a thank you, the creator of The Bald Movement, Nell Coleman, gave everyone a pink ‘Baldie’ beanie. Pink is normally a color I never wear, but I Immediately thought of it as the perfect accessory to add a spunky ‘pop-of-color’ to almost any basic outfit. I was ecstatic to play around with it!

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Coleman told us what Baldie really stood for – it’s the motivation that drives the entire Bald Movement:

B: Beauty

A: And

L: Love

D: Demonstrated

I: In

E: Everything

It’s an incredible message and the reason why I’m a proud supporter of The Bald Movement. The mission that Coleman sets off is: “To unite, support, and empower one another to embrace the essence of being BALD” no matter how or why we are bald. Coleman is doing amazing things with this movement & I am excited to grow along side it!

Be sure to follow them:

http://thebaldmovement.weebly.com/

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As a thank you for the beanie, I decided to style an outfit post around it. I asked one of my closest college friends, Javarr, to join me in this shoot because 1. I haven’t seen him in forever & thought it’d be fun to do a little shoot with him. 2. I love his style, and 3. His apartment has the perfect ‘Brooklyn’ feel. Being a Brooklyn Baby, adding urban elements to my shoots is extremely important. Kudos to my photographer and BFF, Oscar, for always knowing my vision.

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 An all-black ensemble was the first outfit combo that popped into my head when I first received the beanie. I love how this over-sized thrifted men’s top fits me like a dress; I’ve been really into this look – it has this super chill, 90s urban vibe. I decided to rock my black ankle booties with this outfit because they are literally my go-to’s and for a touch of fierce, I wore my large hoop earrings and a bold, bright pink lip to match the hat. I feel a lot more confident & am a lot more in touch with my femininity, since being bald. I love how having no hair allowed me to really be comfortable in my skin – I’m stoked to grow & really encourage the Bald and beautiful movement.
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I hope you enjoyed the photos & have checked out & followed The Bald Movement. Sending my love your way!
Outfit Details:
Top: Thrifted – Men’s.
Shorts: Thrifted
Tights: Uni Qlo
Shoes: Amazon
Necklace: Mirina
Earrings: Local Shop
Lip Stick: Mac Saint German
‘Till Friday,
GC xo

10 thoughts on “The Bald Movement.

  1. I’m obsessed with your shoot your photographer is phenomenal. I’m so happy they implemented a mood board for such an amazing movement.I even love what it stands for and what a group of such inspirational beauties thanks babe for another star worthy post.

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    1. Thank you so much love! I am blessed to have him as my best friend – it’s just amazing to think that we spent most of high school playing around, modeling & taking photos, and here we are today really utilizing those skills on so many creative levels. He’s my bestie 4 life. 🙂 It was such a lovely experience. I feel like I became more confident being bald watching all of these women tell their stories. It’s a blessing.

      I am also thankful for your unconditional support, you always know how to make me feel amazing when it comes to blogging & I will always appreciate that! ❤ Love you so much Melody. I hope you're having an amazing Monday!

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    1. Yes! It’s why I love university, I’ve met so many talented & inspirational people. & thank you. with hair, I was always scared to rock this lip color, but as a baldie, I feel beyond fierce. ❤

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  2. I am catching up on all of your blog posts and this is so inspirational. You are such a beautiful human being, so smart, strong, independent, you are more than just your hair. I am so happy to hear how this sparked a change in the way that you love yourself. Get it girl! You look so beautiful in all of these photos. I’m so jealous of how well you pose and how natural you look. Love you!

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    1. Thank you so much! Seriously Ashley, waking up to these comments is the perfect way to start my day! You have such a way with words. 😍😚 I’m really glad you found this post inspirational, that alone means the world to me!

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      1. If only there were more bloggers like you. Who are just so real! You really are inspiring. There are times when I don’t see the point in blogging anymore and then I read your blog and you have such great content and great feedback. My girl! Have a great day.

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      2. Girl I hear you – connecting with beautiful souls like you pushes me to keep going! I love you, your content, and your love! Thank you for the amazing compliment, I really appreciate it! Im hoping to pick up a crop top in a week or two, im waiting for my first paycheck! Just wanted you to know, I still plan on picking up pieces from your collection. & i also plan on making either a post or video styling them. 😘❤ love you ashley!

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