Why Shaving My Daughter’s Head Was Our Only Choice — & The Best One We Ever Made

We began to reframe baldness. We began to notice it. Grace Jones, Cara Delevingne; there were faces we always knew, but now saw as if with fresh eyes. Instagram introduced us to many more: Mandi Line, the Pretty Little Liars costume designer, wears it gorgeously. Jillian Clark, a photographer and trich advocate became an inspiration, after I sent her a message asking for head shaving tips. She quickly replied, sending my daughter messages of support that felt like a lifeline, and even suggesting styling tips — a bold earring, playing with fashion.

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