Many women from all over the world dream about having a picture-perfect fairytale wedding from a very young age. A wedding is a big deal. Especially for a woman. That perfect dress from a magazine, a June wedding at a desirable venue, the right florist for an ideal set of flowers. Everything has to be just flawless.
Kylie Bamberger is no exception to this, even though she no longer possessed a full head of hair. She decided to stop wearing a wig 5 years ago, and embraced her condition gracefully. She felt like a burden was lifted from her shoulders. Nothing was going to stop her from looking like an absolutely gorgeous bride on her special day. Her positive outlook towards life is something to learn from. She is an inspiration to all women, with or without hair. This proves that she is no ordinary bride and her wedding won't be ordinary either.
At the young age of 12 years old, Kylie was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called alopecia uhttps://www.instagram.com/p/pwtrrGwUnV/niversalis.
Essentially, her immune system incorrectly and unexpectedly attacked all the hair follicles on her body until they died and fell off. By the time she entered high school, she starting losing hair from her head, eyebrows, eyelashes and body.
Like most autoimmune diseases, there is no cure for alopecia universalis and the treatments available often provide temporary results. The only thing Kylie could do was wear a wig and deal with the challenges of having a disease that affected her superficially and intrinsically.
Rather than allow her life and self-image to be dictated by a disease, Kylie chose to embrace her new look with open arms by discarding her wig approximately 5 years ago.
Since then, she has gone on to model and conduct motivational seminars in hopes of raising awareness of the stigma attached to bald women and that beauty is truly skin deep.
In an interview with Health magazine, Kylie said, "Hair loss doesn't make you unhealthy, and it doesn't make you ugly. Those are two massive, massive misconceptions. I am not sick. I'm only stronger. If you're out there, bald, it just means you're becoming stronger."
Much respect should be rewarded to Kylie for spreading the strong message that a woman is not defined by her physical attributes but by who she is and what she believes femininity represents.