Day 20 – Ignorance is bliss, really?

Today I was on show all day like a dog at Crufts (only there were no prizes) as it was carnival day in my local town and I am a volunteer. I wore a t shirt and shorts. My activities involved me helping out with beach sports and were surrounded by A LOT of children. As I have volunteered before (carnival is an annual event) I knew what to do so this made me feel confident within myself. During some football games I noticed a young boy staring at my face however, he did not make any comments. I would not have minded if he had of asked me questions but he didn’t. I felt awkward due to the fact there was no conversation but didn’t feel confident in starting a conversation about my excess hair myself. Until this had happened my mind was focused on being busy with the various activities I was helping to organize so temporarily stopped feeling conscious about my appearance. 

I am VERY pleased to report all colleagues I work with on the carnival committee in my town have been very supportive of me. It is also refreshing to have conversations with them which include general comments/discussion on the hairy fundraiser I am completing. There is no discomfort on my behalf; I only wish more people took this stance when they see me.

After a long day (approx. 11 hours on my feet) I did not want to cook so went to my local chip shop for takeaway. Today is the second or third occasion I have bought take away from them since I started my hairy challenge. Each time I have been in I have noticed the staff looking at me due to my face/neck hair. Today there were 2 fryers and the one who first spotted me then spoke with his colleague (both young males in their 20’s) before both looking back at me. I felt OK and ensued I had a smile on my face to make them see their looks did not bother me. As my hair is fair I believe more people notice this when close up to me. I can visit a lot of other environments which are busier than my local take away but do not get much if any attention. I believe this is due to people being further away from me so hair is not as noticeable.

Right my bed is calling (and I shall listen as I want to encourage my body to grow more hair which only comes from beauty sleep) so please find my photos from today as below…

BELLY BUTTON DAY 20 FULL FACE DAY 20 SIDE FACE DAY 20 NECK SHOT DAY 20

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