Hundreds of our friends have posted back to school pictures over the last week. Where are the moms? Behind the camera—never in the shot.
This isn’t unusual. As Alison Tate shares with Huffington Post in this beautiful essay, moms tend to avoid photographic evidence of our existence. Even mirrors. Whether it’s no time for makeup, extra baby weight, or general concern with our appearance, we’re leaving ourselves out of our children’s memories.
“But we really need to make an effort to get in the picture. Our sons need to see how young and beautiful and human their mamas were. Our daughters need to see us vulnerable and open and just being ourselves -- women, mamas, people living lives. Avoiding the camera because we don't like to see our own pictures? How can that be okay?”
This echoes what we hear from our clients every day. “I no longer want to appear in pictures with my family.” Their concern over their hair loss keeps them from participating in their children’s memories.
You’ll see a lot of pictures of people on our site. They’re all real clients, un-retouched. You’ll also see their ‘before’ pictures—their willingness to share their hair loss and hair regrowth is brave and beautiful. You can hear their stories and learn how they’re getting ‘back in the picture.’ At whatever stage, they feel more confident because they’re doing something about their hair loss and saying to the world that they count, too.
We celebrate women’s beauty in all its forms. At whatever stage, from embracing where you’re at today to making yourself a priority, we wish you confidence and awareness of your beauty right now.