I shaved my head, Offbeat Home, December 2014

So I shaved my head for Halloween this year. It’s been an interesting experience, in more ways than I could have anticipated.

I’ve recently started growing it out again after a few shaves — partly because it’s cold here in the Midwest right now and partly because the negativity has really started to get to me. Apparently I can only take so many groans and exaggerated eye rolls at family gatherings.

Look at that — human after all.

Anyway, I wrote about the experience in a more positive light on Offbeat Home. And the comments have been absolutely lovely. I really am happy that photos of me are out in the world showing kids that you don’t have to have long blonde ringlets to be beautiful.