Power to the People: Women who Shaved it Off

Power to the People: Women who Shaved it Off

Power to the People: Women who Shaved it Off

Look, no one's going to argue that Millie Bobby Brown doesn't slay. The hero of Netflix'Stranger Things has been talking shaved heads lately. First she declared on Twitter that she missed her shaved head, then she posted a photo of when she first got her head shaved for her role as Eleven.

She captioned it, in part, "The day I shaved my head was the most empowering moment of my whole life. The last strand of hair cut off was the moment my whole face was on show and I couldn’t hide behind my hair like I used to."

And it's even cooler that she has such confidence at age 13. But she's not saying anything we haven't heard from other famous women who shaved their heads, and from everyday hairless women before, over and over, like a drumbeat of empowerment.

...from an avant-pop-singing cancer survivor: "It makes me feel powerful." ...from a shaved-by-preference pharmacist: "Shine bright—and think of the beautiful and impressive lioness, who doesn’t need a mane." ...from a health educator and runner: "Being a bald woman has empowered me to stick up for myself, be strong, and really believe in myself."

And from various other corners of the globe, Millie Bobby Brown was also showered with photographic replies from fans she'd inspired and other women and girls who have shaved their heads.

Bald is something that happens to some people, and others choose it. But the feeling that comes after going hairless for some is a bonus to celebrate. "Words still can’t describe this feeling."

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