It’s nice to blend in sometimes but it’s actually so exhilarating to stand out as well

Brydie, a supporter of YWCA Queensland, first started losing her long blonde hair, part of her identity at aged 11. A traumatic event, as Brydie says: 'so much of a young women's identity and femininity at that age is associated with her hair.' As she accepted that she was wasn't going to look like your average young woman, she began challenging traditional concepts of femininity and what it meant to be a woman. In this video she shows incredible courage and strength and talks about accepting who she is: a beautiful and vibrant young woman. 

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