Saturday, February 17, 2007

Up For Grabs: Bald Britney gets new tattoo in L.A. - Yahoo! News

Personally, I think the bald head looks really cute on Britney (being bald headed myself and all). What I thought was rude was an interviewee's comment: "It looks terrible."

It's funny to me how easy it is to spend time bringing other folks down; folks whom you don't know and have never met. And these types of folks can give you a complex, make you second-guess yourself. And what you may fail to realize is that these are the same folks who sit at home berating themselves or their family members because they don't feel good enough.

Often I get the comment: "That short hairdo fits your face, but not everyone can wear it."

Who in the hell says so?

And I always reply: "That's not true."

One woman even had the audacity to tell me that she knew a woman who looked really ugly in her short hairdo.

Years ago, a friend of mine cut off her long dreadlocks after hearing one too many negative comments. Years later she went with her instincts, set aside her doubts and fears, and grew them back. That time she got lots of positive comments. Goes to show you that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And I bet she wished she hadn't cut them the first time around--I bet she even dreamt of how long they would have been if she hadn't cut them the first time.

So, who knows what in the hell folks think about us. What's important to remember is that you are your own "beholder" every second of your life. Be sure that the image that is reflected back in the mirror is one that you like and not what someone else thinks you should look like.

Here's to women who are brave enough to go bald headed, whether it be for health reasons (hair falling out from chemotherapy) or because they fucking felt like it.