The Bald Movement.

Happy Monday:

 I hope you had an amazing weekend! Did you get hit by blizzard Jonas? We did – Brooklyn got hit with over 2 feet of snow! It was insane, but awesome – expect a mini vlog/open journal on the blizzard, Darien and I ended up exploring Brooklyn after the storm calmed.
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In mid-January, I came across the Instagram page The Bald Movement. I was immediately intrigued by it because as a newbie in the bald community, I couldn’t have thought of better inspiration to pop up on my feed. An event that they were hosting, a Vision Board Party, was their latest upload and I was stoked to see that it was being held right here in Brooklyn. I was a bit anxious about attending the event alone so I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to go, but either way, I took a screenshot of the flyer and put down my phone. About a week later, while browsing Event Brite, I came across the same event, and took that as my sign to go. I’m really happy I decided to go because my life has completely changed since then!

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My Vision Board.

We spent the evening sharing our stories while creating vision boards inspired by our aspirations for 2016. It was an experience that has forever changed me in really understanding the meaning of self love & accepting your inner beauty. All of these bald women stood tall and confident in their skin, and it was an aura I am blessed to have found myself in. By the end of the night, everyone was all smiles and laughs. As a thank you, the creator of The Bald Movement, Nell Coleman, gave everyone a pink ‘Baldie’ beanie. Pink is normally a color I never wear, but I Immediately thought of it as the perfect accessory to add a spunky ‘pop-of-color’ to almost any basic outfit. I was ecstatic to play around with it!

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Coleman told us what Baldie really stood for – it’s the motivation that drives the entire Bald Movement:

B: Beauty

A: And

L: Love

D: Demonstrated

I: In

E: Everything

It’s an incredible message and the reason why I’m a proud supporter of The Bald Movement. The mission that Coleman sets off is: “To unite, support, and empower one another to embrace the essence of being BALD” no matter how or why we are bald. Coleman is doing amazing things with this movement & I am excited to grow along side it!

Be sure to follow them:

http://thebaldmovement.weebly.com/

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As a thank you for the beanie, I decided to style an outfit post around it. I asked one of my closest college friends, Javarr, to join me in this shoot because 1. I haven’t seen him in forever & thought it’d be fun to do a little shoot with him. 2. I love his style, and 3. His apartment has the perfect ‘Brooklyn’ feel. Being a Brooklyn Baby, adding urban elements to my shoots is extremely important. Kudos to my photographer and BFF, Oscar, for always knowing my vision.

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 An all-black ensemble was the first outfit combo that popped into my head when I first received the beanie. I love how this over-sized thrifted men’s top fits me like a dress; I’ve been really into this look – it has this super chill, 90s urban vibe. I decided to rock my black ankle booties with this outfit because they are literally my go-to’s and for a touch of fierce, I wore my large hoop earrings and a bold, bright pink lip to match the hat. I feel a lot more confident & am a lot more in touch with my femininity, since being bald. I love how having no hair allowed me to really be comfortable in my skin – I’m stoked to grow & really encourage the Bald and beautiful movement.
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I hope you enjoyed the photos & have checked out & followed The Bald Movement. Sending my love your way!
Outfit Details:
Top: Thrifted – Men’s.
Shorts: Thrifted
Tights: Uni Qlo
Shoes: Amazon
Necklace: Mirina
Earrings: Local Shop
Lip Stick: Mac Saint German
‘Till Friday,
GC xo

Embracing my Hair | Video

Happy Wednesday:

Today’s video is one that is near & dear to my heart – I just have a weird relationship with my hair.

If you’ve been following me for a bit, you would know that I have a genetic hair loss that causes my hair to thin faster than it’s suppose to for your average gal. By the time I hit my 30’s, there will be a noticeable bald spot on the crown of my head. It’s taken me a while to fully accept and embrace this fate, but I am happy I’ve managed to over come this struggle. I’ve fully embraced the idea of having no hair, so much so that I plan on shaving bald in less than 2 weeks.

I’m beyond scared, but I can’t deny that I’m also beyond excited. Be the change you wish to see in the world – always.

Thank you so much if you have been following me on my hair journey. Your support means the world to me, and has definitely made this process a lot easier to deal with and I couldn’t be happier about that.

I share my hair journey in this video, while also talking about the issues I had with fully embracing my hair as a woman of color. I hope you guys enjoy:

Have you ever had issues with embracing your hair? I’d love to learn about some of your experiences!

P.S. If you’re dealing with finals right now, I’m sending you all of my love; this semester has definitely been kicking me in the butt.

Si se puede.

‘Till next week,

GC xo

Life Update: School, Shaving Bald, Exciting News; & Giveaway Winners! | Video

Happy Friday:

Am I the only one who thinks 2015 just came, and went?

It’s amazing to think about all of the changes I’ve experienced in my life in that past year: I’m officially raising a toddler, am a full time student and full time entrepreneur. If you have a small business of any kind, you know how hard it is to maintain it. I am beyond blessed for all of the progress I’ve made this year – in all aspects of my life. I’ve learned so much about myself and my capabilities that I honestly can’t wait for the new year.

I can’t wait to see all that awaits me in 2016. 

School has officially become my main focus – I explain that further in detail in my video, located at the end of this post. I want to thank everyone who has supported me thus far both on YouTube and here, on WordPress. Though my blog is relatively new – I’ve only been doing this since May – I have gained a few friends in the time I’ve been blogging. My life has been significantly happier since.

I’m also stoked to announce that I have been accepted into the Teen Vogue x Parsons: The New School’s new fashion certificate program. I explain what it’s all about in my video – I can’t wait to embark on this new journey.

I also briefly touch on my feelings on shaving bald – let’s just say that it’s definitely going to be happening sooner than later.

Here’s my video:

Thank you so much for reading & watching.

Have an amazing weekend!

GC xo