Donating Hair: Before the Cut

We have something cool for you – our friend Nina has decided to donate her hair to to help cancer patients – we’re letting her tell you about the experience in her own words:

locks-of-love1Hey GirlMoguls – I have big news for you! I have decided to donate my hair to an organization called Locks of Love, because they make wigs for cancer patients who can’t afford them. Donating your hair can change someone’s life, because so many people need wigs and human hair wigs are not only very expensive, they are also not as available as fake ones.

So, since my hair is long, I’ve decided to donate it! I know my hair can and will grow back, so I decided to donate it to help someone else out. I wanted to talk to you all about the thought process though. I mean, it’s hard to just cut off that much. Locks of Love needs ponytails or braids that measure a minimum of 10 inches (the longest layer). That’s a whole lot of hair!

I think that hardest part of this process is being confident enough to cut that length of hair off. I’ve never had short hair, and I’m so used to the way my looks and is styled. But, I think I have to be mentally ready for a change. Who knows? I might actually like short hair better than long hair! Plus, it can always grow back if I don’t. I think it’s healthy and fun to take a risk, especially when it benefits someone else in such a huge way. I might learn something about myself, like what I like and what I don’t like. Also, with short hair, there is more concentration on the face. I think that by cutting my hair, I may end up gaining some self-esteem and being more confident. What girl doesn’t want that?

So, GirlMoguls, make sure to check back for the “After” look of the haircut, and to hear about the experience! I can’t wait to share the whole experience with you. Check out my “Before” pictures, and go to www.locksoflove.org for more info on the charity!

Posted by our friend Nina Ahuja

DIY Craft – Make It Ruby’s Button Up Retro Bag

DIY Button Bag
DIY Button Bag

Hey GirlMoguls, our friend Ruby, over at www.makeitruby.com just sent us this totally cool new diy craft project – a perfect redo for any old handbag lying around.  You can even head over to a second hand store and pick up a cool bag on the cheap, if you don’t have something at home lying around to re-purpose – oh and that’s another reason why we love this project – giving something old a totally new life…so green (and so ready for Earth Day).

Button Up Retro Bag
Ruby’s Tool Kit: fabric glue, marker, buttons
1. Renew a bag from a second hand store or from your own closet and
make it scream RETRO 🙂
2. Apply different color buttons to the bag with a fabric glue.
3. Glue a broach to the front of the bag to add some extra bling.
xoxo Ruby – be sure to head on over to www.makeitruby.com for more great DIY Craft Projects

Quote of the Day – Eleanor Roosevelt and Fear

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes
Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Hey GirlMoguls,

Eleanor Roosevelt was truly an inspirational figure in our history to all the women. This quote from her really reflects her life and achievements. She was the wife of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt. F.D.R. suffered from paralysis and she was always there by his side during his presidency, giving him the strength, courage and the confidence to be the leader of the country. She was also known to be timid and shy, yet she had to be his voice and strength in front of the world and speak out on his behalf at times due to his condition. As the First Lady of the United States, she had to overcome her fears in order to make an impact and follow through with her dreams to make a difference.

During her years as the First Lady, it was an era that saw women without actual careers in the political realm. However, she was determined to change that as she continued her work and businesses. She was determined to change that for herself and take a different route. She was outspoken in her views and opinions regarding the African-American civil rights movement during the segregation. Eleanor was also involved in the feminist movement, working hard to enhance the working conditions for women across the country. All these were not a norm from women around the country at that time, but she accomplished what most thought was improbable.

Through her experiences she certainly gained more courage and with more courage she gained more strength to stand up for women around the world. I think what she is trying to say in the above quote is that you should never feel like you can’t do something. If you do then you should try to do just that and only then will you overcome your fear. That’s the only way you will gain the confidence to stand up for what you believe in. Nothing is stopping you from achieving your goal except your own fear.

GirlMogul Rose
GirlMogul Rose

Posted by GirlMogul Rose

Nature Girl – A Book Review

Hi GirlMoguls – I just came across this cool new book I thought I would let you know about – it’s sort of a fish out of water tale and pretty funny.   When city girl Megan is sent to the wilds of Vermont in the summer she’s pretty bored  — no TV, no Internet, no friends.  And then she gets lost in the woods.  Instead of heading back to Vermont, she heads south to Massachusetts, hiking along the Appalachian trail to find her best friend Lucy.  With only her dog for company, Megan learns to appreciate the wilder side of nature. [ReviewAZON asin=”037585634X” display=”fullpost”]