Bald Ballerina Here to Stay

Now that my hair is growing back, many folks have asked if I plan to change the name Bald Ballerina. The answer is NO. I remind them that I have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer which is incurable. My cancer could return at any time and I could once again become bald because of the treatment I may need. I chose the name Bald Ballerina to point out that cancer does not discriminate – it strikes young and old, rich and poor, healthy and sick. It can even strike a healthy ballerina whose body has been trained to execute seemingly impossible physical feats. One in every three Americans will get cancer; one in eight women will get breast cancer. Despite advances in detection and treatment, sadly, cancer remains undefeated.

Here I am with and without hair but I am still the Bald Ballerina

Without Hair

With Hair