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This Actress Chopped Off All Her Hair For The Most Inspiring Reason

"[Hair is] not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero. It's not what makes you beautiful either." —Clare Bowen

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But, she just chopped it all off. Bowen explained on Facebook she was inspired by two things: a little girl who said she couldn’t be a princess because of her short hair, and Bowen’s own childhood battle with cancer.

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"[The kids I grew up with] were mostly bald, all tubed, taped, bandaged up and stitched back together," she said in the post.

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"We were all missing parts, some obvious like eyes or legs, others more hidden, like lungs and kidneys... But we were all together, so no one's appearance came into question.

"I am still the same stitched back together little creature," she continued, "in a world where people are judged so harshly for the way they look. It has always been completely incomprehensible to me. How can people think there's time for that?"

"[Hair is] not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero. It's not what makes you beautiful either. It's your insides that count… even if you happen to be missing half of them."

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"If it makes even one person think twice about judging another, then in some small way, the world is better."

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