It is strange how your hair can become a part of your identity, especially as an artist.
If you have known me for any length of time, you know that I have always had long hair. Ever since I was a little girl, I had long ringlets and could braid my hair down to my waist.
I later learned about this non-profit called Locks of Love that collects donated hair to make wigs for children. At that point I was ready to get my hair cut for the first time in my life (except for the occasional trim of course). I recently cut my hair for the third time for this wonderful organization (yes, my hair grows really fast!) I sent in all three 17″ ponytails in hopes that they will transform a child’s life. It sure feels great to have short hair again and to give to this cherished organization at the same time!
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.