Benefits of Being a Bald Woman | Video

Happy New Year!

And happy Tuesday:

I hope you had a great weekend bringing in the New Year. I am super stoked to see what this year has in store for me – I already have great feelings about what’s to come!

Thinking back to this time last year, I was still working on getting comfortable being a bald woman. I had shaved December 28th, 2015, with the purpose of going into 2016 with a much needed drastic change. I was diagnosed with Androgenic Alopecia when I was 18 and wanted to shave bald since then, but was scared to commit. I got over the fear and am so blessed I decided to go for the plunge!

Here are a few benefits I have gained since shaving bald and living life as a proud baldie:

Have you every thought about shaving bald or have shaved bald before? If so, what were some of the benefits you’ve gained? I would love to hear them!

Thank you so much for watching & stopping by! I’ll catch you guys on my next post.

Forever sending my love!

GC xo

Embracing Me. | Bald Beauty.

Happy Monday:

On the 28th of this month, I officially hit my 5th month anniversary of being a Baldie. I won’t ever get over how fast time flies – as I’m getting older, I feel like my days are getting shorter and shorter. Am I the only one?

To celebrate, I decided to dedicate a post completely to my bald head. I’m here today to prove that being bald is beautiful and being CONFIDENT as a Baldie is totally possible. The past 5 months have been filled with constant life changes, but one life change has proven to be the best one yet – embracing the real me. 

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I want to say thank you if you’ve been following my story and I for some time. Sharing my alopecia experience with the Internet has literally changed my life in ways I never thought possible. I really cannot thank YOU enough for joining me in this life journey.

Thank you to everyone who has personally contacted me, too, it being via e-mail, direct message on IG, or a regular ‘ol comment on my Youtube Channel or here on my blog. The love & support pushes me to continue sharing my story.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. I can never stress that enough.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

‘Till Wednesday,

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

DO Go Crying to Your Momma || Dear Glendaly;

Don’t worry.

Don’t worry about anything. I know that’s a hard thing to do, but I’m telling you, everything is going to be alright. You will find self-love and happiness. Just be prepared, it’ll come to you in the most unexpected ways.

Don’t be afraid nor question where your journey takes you; remember to always trust your journey.

Keep asking for it, keep craving it, keep thriving for it, and most importantly, keep fighting for it.

You’re a survivor. Though, it may not seem like it now, all of these raw and real things that are currently happening to you are all going to help you grow into an understanding, caring, thoughtful woman. We need more people like this in the world. We need you. 

Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Gandhi 

Take care of yourself. Don’t starve. Eat three meals a day and DO NOT be afraid to snack in between. Work out and take care of your body. It’s the only one you have.

Sleep more. Sleep as often as you can. You deserve it – you body, mind, and soul deserves it.

Don’t ever be afraid to cry. It’s not a sign of weakness, I promise. Those tears are a sign of strength, it takes courage to break down and open up.

Always smile. It’s everyones best feature.

Speak up. Speak up when you know something is wrong. Speak up when you have something you want to say. Speak up no matter what it is you want everyone to hear. Speak up because it’s your given right.

You are worthy of having happiness, and everything in the world that brings you happiness.

You won’t ever be able to love another until you are able to love yourself.

Know your limit and don’t ever be afraid to say no. Your health and sanity are most important.

It’s okay to be selfish, your happiness comes before anything and anyone.

It’s also okay to be confident – remind yourself daily of how truly beautiful you are, both inside and out.

Take yourself out on a date, and remember, it’s only awkward if you make it awkward.

No matter what you see on television, magazines and any other forms of media: having blonde hair, pale skin and being super thin isn’t the only form of beauty.

Wear whatever you want, however you want. Don’t be afraid to express yourself and don’t be afraid to show some skin. Some women feel empowered by showing skin, and some don’t – both are okay.

Laugh often. Share your food. Tell retail workers to have a nice day, even if they don’t respond.

Lastly, never worry about what people think of you. We are all beautiful, despite our imperfections. We are all alive. We can all feel. We can all love.

GC xo