Our own MADI is featured in our new youtube video…all about the brave act of being YOURSELF…
Several weeks ago she buzzed off all her hair…it was a spur of the moment act in support of another teen girl who was being bullied….and while she doesn’t regret the act of support, there have been times when she regrets not having her hair. She has bought wigs and hats and has gone through a bit of a struggle as her hair grows back.
In this sweet new video, she teaches us all what she has learned about being herself and being comfortable in her own skin… Wouldn’t it have been great to have learned this stuff at 18??
“Sometimes it’s really hard to be yourself, it seems hard because the world has put an image of what the “perfect person” is. After cutting off all my hair I struggled a lot. I felt as though certain clothes didn’t look good on me anymore and I couldn’t pull of MY style. I often had to remind myself that I am me no matter my hair style because being YOU isn’t what’s on the outside. Being you is being true to your spirit, and soul. I have such a strong belief in how important it is to be you. There is only one YOU in a world full of billions of people and knowing that feels pretty darn special. So just be you because YOU are special. There is no one in the whole world who is just like you. You are unique and important and being you in this world is important, so go out and be the best you that you can possibly be and love yourself. Love your image, love your body, and love your soul.” — Madi Ross