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Donating My Hair In Two Weeks

April 6, 2014

For some reason people often ask me if I ever cut my hair. The answer to that is … of course I do, If I didn’t it would be sweeping the damn floor… seriously, what sort of question is that???

What people don’t know (and don’t ask about) is why I grow my hair out, and the answer to that is because it’s my security blanket. It’s my best feature and when I was a little girl my jealous, mentally ill mother had all of my beautiful hair chopped off into a “Dorothy Hamill” style. It was so short that it was shaved to my neck.

I felt violated and ugly without my hair. People thought I was a little boy. I can’t imagine what it’s like to have your hair taken from you because of cancer treatment or because of another illness but I do know how it feels to have your hair taken from you and it is awful and terrible, and heartbreaking.

Anyway, today I came to the conclusion that I need a break from long hair. For anyone who doesn’t know me, I’m 5’11 and my hair reaches the middle of my backside, so… it’s pretty damn long.

After giving it some thought I decided to donate the cut hair to a charity which provides free real hair wigs for children in the UK. I have also arranged a JUSTGIVING PAGE for any monetary contributions I can pull together to donate along with my hair.

The big chop is scheduled for two weeks from now on  Easter Sunday.

I’ll be honest here, I’m absolutely panicked and nauseated at the thought of cutting off so much of my hair but it’s something I want to do and I’m going to do it.

Since I haven’t been working being a stay at home parent I don’t have as much fundraising power as I once had in an enormous office, but I’m still going to do what I can through the power of social media and my blog.

Any financial contributions are enormously appreciated.


I’ve also dedicated this event to my Grammy who kicked cancer’s ass in 2013. We are all so very proud of her! 



From → Ramblings

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