Show Some Confidence: My Forehead, Exposed

April 29, 2013
I have had a love/hate relationship with my forehead for many years. In my younger days, I grew out my bangs and kept them parted -- photos will never be shared -- which exposed the rather large area of my face as well as a a birthmark that would come into question many times throughout my school years. It's very subtle, but in the right light it looks like a bruise, and you can only guess where teachers would think it came from.

After being made fun of for many years for having a large forehead, I decided to have my hairdresser cut me some bangs. They started off rather thin as a trial, and slowly became thicker over the years as my hairstyles changed. Sometimes they were choppy and short, and other times they were long and straight across or cut in an upside-down "U" shape. Any way you look at them, they were meant to cover my embarrassment.

There were still times when I would expose my forehead -- like the days when I was too lazy to wash my hair and so my bangs were gross and I pinned them back -- but, for the most part, my bangs have been a steady part of my life. 

Today, I promise that I will be embarrassed no more! I will show my confidence and expose my forehead more often. In fact, I already have. This past week I haven't had as much time to do my hair, and so I've been pinning my bangs back instead of waiting for them to dry and then straightening them. What a time saver this show of confidence has been.


It's been a while since I've shared my own Show Some Confidence blog post.  I only have so many things that I need to be confident about, and so there's only so much that I can actually share with you. That's why I like sharing the confidence of other women too. Please contact me if you are interested in sharing some of your confidence.


  1. It has to be the best thing about getting older.... we definitely gain in confidence and begin to care less about what WE THINK other people are thinking (when in actual fact they are just probably hung up on what they think we are thinking of their ............ )

    1. I think you're right, Cari-Jane. Gaining more confidence definitely has something to do with getting older. What we see and what others see are two very different things -- and those that bother us about it are in a very small minority.


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