Welcome and thank you for visiting The Bald Project. I’m the creator of this project and am excited to help other survivors get their stories out into the world so that current patients can find tangible experiences to connect with.
Here are a few photos of me in 2015, when I was going through treatment. This ranges from the time I shaved my head before chemo, to just after I finished treatment; I suffered complete hair loss in the end.
You can listen to the introduction of my podcast where I tell you a little about my story and why this project is so important to me:
As an avid hair donator, it was important for me to donate my hair before it started to fall out. This was the morning after I shaved my head.
I often was complimented on my head.
Red is the New Pink
Some of the best advice I received during chemo was from a fellow survivor, who told me that she too rocked the bald look during treatment, and that all I needed to complete my look was to “go buy yourself some red lipstick sweetie and you own the hell out of this look”. So I did!!!
At the end of chemo, I lost 100% of my hair. To be honest, losing my brows and lashes was harder than losing the hair on my head.
(Triple Negative Breast Cancer)
Marina was 31 when she lost her hair to chemotherapy.
Her positive attitude was and still is such a huge part of her story. During our interview, she talks about her wilting flower, dating during diagnosis and having too many wigs.
It’s not talked about in the Podcast, but Marina shared that she did a photo shoot with a professional photographer that focused on her raw beauty. This is one of many powerful photos in her series.
Short Hair, Don't Care
Marina eased her way into hair loss by cutting her hair into a cute bob.
When her hair started to fall out, she decided to shave it for both practically and comfort.
This is Marina “today'“. (Photo was taken the day of her interview)
Patrice, Interview 2
(Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & Radiation Induced Sarcoma)
Patrice was 24 when she lost her hair the first time to chemotherapy, and has lost her hair 3 more times since then.
Patrice’s story never ceases to amaze me. She had to think long and hard about her hair loss time line, because she started her battle in 2002. She’s fought Hodgkins Lymphoma more than once and most recently is battling Radiation Induced Sarcoma of the Bones.
Through chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplants, she keeps going forward with grace and strength.
To hear Patrice’s podcast episode, click the link below:
This was Patrice the day of our interview and her most recently growing hair.
Megan, Interview 3
Megan was 33 when she lost her hair to chemotherapy.
During her interview, Megan shares feelings and experiences that are so representative of what many women who go through during chemotherapy, and hits so many nails on the head, while telling her story.
One of my favorite pearls of wisdom she drops:
“I think it’s kind of cool in a way that I’m going through this with my hair…. Because change is good...”