Guest Submission


  • 13 years old
  • South Boardman, Michigan


  • 28 years old
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Writer and Online Blogger

My Story...

“This photo represents the first time I ever remember feeling uncomfortable in my skin. Just a few weeks before this 7th grade school picture, I felt that godforsaken urge to cut my hair. It was long, and it was beautiful, but my mom finally relented. My mom’s regular stylist was on vacation and I was impatient so I went to the first salon that could get me in. The stylist couldn’t get my cut even and it kept getting shorter and shorter. Finally, she told me there was a cut that she thought would be darling on me, but it was short. Was I brave enough to let her try it? Well when you put that way, of course. In the end, I ran out of the salon in tears while my mom tried to patch things up with the stylist. I immediately felt awkward and exposed in my super short hair, but I also felt railroaded by the stylist. It was the first time I can remember losing confidence in myself.”

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