Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Baldvin: I Photograph Women With Alopecia To Break Gender Stereotypes
144points
User submission
818
73.5K
Photography, Social Issues6 years ago

Baldvin: I Photograph Women With Alopecia To Break Gender Stereotypes

“Baldvin” is a photo series I did with an association in Iceland called Baldvin (which means strength). I took portrait photography shots of seven beautiful women who wanted to raise awareness about their condition, which is Alopecia – an Autoimmune disorder that causes losing hair.

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder that commonly results in unpredictable hair loss. In most cases, hair falls out in small patches around the size of a quarter. For many people, the hair loss is nothing more than a few patches. Sometimes it can lead to the complete loss of hair on the scalp or in extreme cases hairlessness of the entire body.

Many stereotypes exist about gender, one of them is that women should have long hair. Therefore bald-headed women aren’t always accepted in our society like women with long hair would be. It’s necessary to open up the discussion and work against these gender stereotypes. Hopefully, these powerful images will do their job!

More info: siggaella.com

73Kviews

Share on Facebook
Popular on Bored Panda
Share your thoughts
Melodie
Community Member
6 years ago

These people are PRETTY!

DianaFearn
Community Member
6 years ago

It's not what we see on the outside that counts, it's what is on the inside that matters. These women are beautiful.

JamiePereira
Community Member
6 years ago

how do you know they're not assholes though?

Load More Replies...
SharaGuinesso
Community Member
6 years ago

100% beautiful

JimiMoore
Community Member
6 years ago

Jimi Moore- I found each one very attractive, their femininity is overwhelming. I feel good just looking at them.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Melodie
Community Member
6 years ago

These people are PRETTY!

DianaFearn
Community Member
6 years ago

It's not what we see on the outside that counts, it's what is on the inside that matters. These women are beautiful.

JamiePereira
Community Member
6 years ago

how do you know they're not assholes though?

Load More Replies...
SharaGuinesso
Community Member
6 years ago

100% beautiful

JimiMoore
Community Member
6 years ago

Jimi Moore- I found each one very attractive, their femininity is overwhelming. I feel good just looking at them.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda