Sinead O’Connor, How do I compare to you?

It’s the day after shaving my head and as I get ready, I feel rejuvenated and excited. I can’t wait to see the new me. Strangely I had to put on my earrings first so I had something to work off when doing my makeup; I don’t know why, perhaps to match or to be in symmetry! Looking in the mirror, I really like my…

From the Prison Wig to Bald Freedom

Cutting my hair up short didn’t slow down the hairloss like I thought it would. Within days of my haircut, my hair started to obviously thin on the top so I went wig shopping with my best friend Kirby. Whilst it was fun trying on the different wigs and seeing how I could change persona in an instance, it was…

Rise from the Darkened Night

On the 7th January 2015, during my second chemo session, I listened to Mark Fowler’s piano arrangement of The Dark Knight Rises (Hans Zimmer’s music score for the Batman film) through my earphones on repeat. I realised the music perfectly embodies the physical and spiritual struggle of the tough nights that follow each chemo session. Sitting there with the chemo drip in my…

Get Shorty

My hair started to shed two weeks after my first chemo session. Every time hair falls out I try to see it as a cleanse, wiping away cobwebs from the old to make way for the new me. It’s been 3 weeks now and this is how much hair fell out after my second chemo session.  Time to “Get Shorty” !…

Hair loss, My gain!

On the 19th December 2014, three days after my first session of chemotherapy,  I recorded this video of me playing Game of Thrones (GOT) Main Theme on the piano. I know it will not be long before my hair starts to fall out so I want to mark the beginning of this journey with a musical gesture. The famous GOT…