I’ve worked toward self-acceptance. I just wish the rest of the world would catch up.
If anything was a bright red stop sign telling me to cut out spiraling thoughts, this was it.
At the age of 10, I was diagnosed with Alopecia, which is an autoimmune skin condition resulting in hair loss. So when I got the opportunity and platform of being a professional athlete, I launched a program called "Charlie's Angels" with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
Despite the pain, there is still so much joy left in me. I know I'll be OK. All of this is new to me. I don't know my next steps just yet, other than allowing myself to feel whatever it is I'm feeling that day. I will continue to write and document my progress and gain more clarity as time passes.
Bridges says this process was an important part of her healing. "Beauty, to me, should transcend hair. It should transcend