My hair has always been admired by society. It made me feel strong, sexy, feminine, Latin, pretty, and confident. However, it was also my shield and I hid behind it many times. On August 21, 2021 I decided to shave it off. It was probably the longest I have ever had my hair in my life and thought: "if not now, never. So, WHY NOT?" It was very hard to see my reflection and I felt judged and naked. However, I kept reminding myself that this was a social experiment. How would people react? What would they say? How would they look at me? Would they assume I was ill? Can I still be Latin and beautiful without my long hair? Does it even matter? Should I care? 
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