An Inspiration: Behind Clare Bowen’s New Look

Ysel Boller

The Nashville star Clare Bowen cuts off her long blonde locks and for a heartwarming reason. From waist-length hair she now wear a pixie cut do. Making a difference, she explained the reason of her transformation on her Facebook account. She heard a story about a little girl who said she couldn’t be a princess because she didn’t have a long hair.


 "I was really inspired when I heard a story about a little girl who said she couldn't be a princess because she didn't have long hair, and I wanted her, and others like her to know that's not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero. It's not what makes you beautiful either." The actress said.

She shared on her account that when she was young she spent her time in the hospital. She was diagnosed with end stage nephroblastoma, a kidney cancer most common in young children.

'I'd overheard the doctors telling my family that the only hope of saving me was an experimental treatment that might kill me anyway. But without it I had maybe two weeks left,' she recounts.

She spent her time in the hospital with others like her, bald, all tubed, taped, and stitched back together and bandaged up.


But that experimental treatment worked for her and she got her better. She went back to school but it wasn’t easy for her. She’d been in chemotherapy for a while and her hair had yet to grow back.

“I was approached on my first day by a bright little spark who eyed my cow-lick and informed me that I was wearing the wrong uniform, as boys didn’t wear dresses, Luckily, she added, 'I was only teased as much as everyone else was, and generally fitted right in, even if they did think I was a boy.'

The way she looked didn’t stop her. Instead she didn’t listen to those who judged her and lived accepting what she looked.

'Every scar tells a story, every bald head, every dark circle, every prosthetic limb, and every reflection in a mirror that you might not recognize anymore,' she wrote. 'Look deeper than skin, hair, nails, and lips. You are who you are in your bones. That is where you have the potential to shine the brightest from. It is where your true beautiful self lives.'


Hoping that her gesture will help and inspire others, she finished her post with these inspiring words: 'If it makes even one person think twice about judging another, then in some small way, the world is better, 'Self-esteem takes a lot longer to grow back than hair.' Using #beautywithin, Clare definitely strike through our hearts.


We can style, color and change our hairstyle to make us more pretty, but don't let that think that it's the only way too make us feel beautiful. At the end of the day, what matters most is what you feel about yourself and what's inside your heart. Feel and be beautiful -