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How I am overcoming social anxiety to shave my head in aid of the ME Association

Sarah Summers
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Sarah Summers

Social Media and Events Assistant at Quiet Connections
Living quietly with anxiety for as long as she can remember, Sarah has been developing her confidence levels at a steady pace by regularly going outside of her comfort zone.

Now, Sarah is passionate about helping other people who are experiencing anxiety in social situations to grow their confidence too.

Involved with Quiet Connections for over a year now, Sarah can be found quietly supporting others through social media and at our events and social gatherings.

Sarah spends her time raising her two beautiful children with her supportive husband Tom and, when she has some quiet time, you'll find her creating original cushions at Little Treasures.
Sarah Summers
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Why would anyone who feels socially anxious want to shave their head? Clearly, it could draw unwanted attention and open us up to judgement… the very things that anyone who feels socially anxious tries to avoid! (You can read my story here.) But, I believe that when we care about something enough, we can push through the fear and do it anyway. It might not be comfortable, but it’s meaningful.

That’s why I am going ahead with my headshave. Because it is important to me to raise awareness and money for ME Association, to fund vital research and help others understand what it’s like for those living with ME, like my mum. Being ME Awareness week, I’ve spent this week in particular talking about my mum’s challenges and hoping to raise awareness amongst people who haven’t heard of ME, so that those that are living with ME can be better understood and supported by us all. Here, I get honest about how I’m feeling about shaving my hair off.

Watch my video below to hear how this is affecting me.

Please support me by donating below – thank you!

 

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