Stefania News& Other Musings

Drop the Plus

#droptheplus isn’t so much about the models, it’s about the general population and the negative effects the term “plus size” is having on women, especially young girls.

I’m personally not affected by the term, my issue is with the message the term is sending to the world. It implies that all women over a size 4 US are somehow not normal or are bigger than they should be. This has detrimental effects on the self image and self esteem of women, leading to all kinds of body image issues.

We need to stop giving this misleading and damaging guideline! Drop the plus asap!

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Dorah Mwima

Hello Stefania,

Am Dorah Mwima (Miss Uganda 2008/2009). And am from Uganda that is all the way in East Africa… Thank you for being an inspiration to me and the many others around the world!
I went Beautifully bald about a week ago!
I have set up an on going campaign called BALD…BOLD…& BEAUTIFUL! “The fight against cancer”
Its amazing how a small sacrifice can go a long way and make children and peoples faces have smiles and hope!

Thank You soo much!
Much love from Uganda….!

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Sam

hi!!!

I’m Sam, I’m 14 years old and I shaved my head for cancer just like you did I would have been too scared but I saw how beautiful you were and how proud you were able to be without hair so I did it. I hope you’re proud that you’ve made such a difference in my life and many others. You’re amazing (:

xo

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Madison

Hello Stefania,

My name is Jean, I am a single mother and my daughter, Madison is 3yrs old and was diagnosed with Alopecia Totalis at age 2:( she is now completely bald and no eyebrow. But like other kids, she is very strong, resilient, active and very smart! She will start school in 2years, and my main concern is she will be bullied in school. I hope my daughter can meet you one day and hopefully she can build more confidence in meeting you, we live in Las Vegas, Nevada and do not know anyone with same condition.

Hoping to hear from you.
Thank you for reading my email.

Best of luck,
Jean

– I will be meeting little Madison in August of this year, can’t wait to share pictures! Stefania xx

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Marie From Denmark

Hey Stefania,

First, thank you so much for helping me gain confidence to go out without a wig or hat.
I now go out more and more often bald, like on the picurte i’ve sent you.
You help me fight this disease – and doesn’t even know it – thats beautiful, and i have to let you now.
You are amazing!

Love from Marie in Denmark 🙂

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From Long to Short to Bald

Just a series of pix from when I had long hair to when I cut it short and then shaved it off.

Music by John Raineri

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Why I shaved my head

Why I shaved my head – Trichotillomania, Cancer & Alopecia

Stefania Ferrario

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