A young Irish woman battling breast cancer has decided to use her experience with chemotherapy and hair loss in order to support, encourage and inspire other women in a similar situation by establising a blog which urges women to celebrate their new appearance.
31-year-old Eimear Coghlan, who is currently living in London, was married just two years when she was diagnosed with Grade 3 Stage 3A breast cancer in December 2014.
Like any other young woman faced with the prospect of losing her hair through chemotherapy, Eimear feared the process and turned to online forums for support.
Hoping to find photos of women dealing with hair loss as a result of cancer treatment, Eimear was dismayed to realise the internet offered little in the way of inspiration for women currently struggling with their changing appearance
Commenting on her experience, Eimear said: “I couldn’t find any encouraging photos to help me with my leap into the unknown"
Determined that this would not be the case for other women, Eimear established her own blog which celebrates the bravery of those undergoing chemotherapy, encourages women dealing with hair loss and offers fantastic style and beauty advice in the process!
Drawing on her own experience, Eimear is adamant that women should feel empowered by their new look and admits that her initial fear had little grounding in reality.
Opening up about the moment she was faced with her new look, Eimear said: “Once I shaved my head, I looked in the mirror and smiled. There was no fear to hold me back anymore. I felt powerful, I felt free. I feel like a futuristic warrior. Goodbye hair! Hello me!”
Chatting about www.aheadwithstyle.com, Eimear said: “It is chemospiration for those fearing hair loss. My blog teaches chemotarians how to discover their edgy new style along with make up and accessory tips so that they can look even more fabulous bald.”
Calling bald heads ‘one big edgy accessory’, the hugely courageous Eimear urges women to rock their new look and be proud of their changing appearance.
Be sure to check out this incredibly encouraging blog and prepare to be inspired.