Page 9 - November 2021 Issue Hustle Mama Magazine
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 How old were you when you knew this was your calling and what you were going to do for the rest of your life?
As I entered college, life became a bit more challenging. I had no idea what I wanted to do or whom I wanted to be. I was very insecure about myself and sought ways to become more secure and fit in. I had had so many experiences with my hair that I eventually shaved it off. I wanted to prove to myself that I did not need a coat to be beautiful. I rarely heard I was beautiful at the time, so I didn’t see it in myself.
Jan 2010, 21 years old, I shaved my head, and let me tell you, I was terrified because I didn’t think men would find me attractive. So, I wore hats and wigs to hide my shaved head from time to time, even though this was a path I knew I was destined to be on at the time.
When I moved to Atlanta in April 2012, I realized that The Baldie Movement, now known as Bald Boss Movement, would change the lives of women globally who were bald by circumstance or choice.
How hard was it breaking into the business? We hear stories all the time of people who try for years and never make it, and other stories of overnight “in the right place at the right time” sensations.
It was not hard starting a non-profit business. I received my non-exemption status the same month I filled my application. I could not believe how quickly that came about.
What is challenging is finding people to be a part of your team that you can trust and who will not bail out on you the moment things get rocky or do not go their way. I realized that when something is your vision and not theirs, it’s easy for someone to walk away from it with ease.

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