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 Issues7 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
Leave a comment
Melodie
Community Member
7 years ago

These people are PRETTY!

DianaFearn
Community Member
7 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
7 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...
RonHawkster
Community Member
7 years ago

Actually the ones who have lost their eyebrows and chosen to not tattoo or paint an eyebrow are even more strikingly beautiful.

KarolinaStrunkinaitė
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful women, some of them look really good in bald. Though whoever edited the photos should take it a bit easier on the eyes.

InkableLabelCo
Community Member
7 years ago

Such powerful photographs; kudos to you, Sigríður.

JamieAcree
Community Member
7 years ago

These are brave and beautiful ladies. I believe you should be comfortable and happy the way you are.

motamanx
Community Member
7 years ago

Good snaps!

HauntedSanDiego
Community Member
6 years ago

My mom is a cancer survivor. She lost her hair, eyelashes and eyebrows from chemo. Like these women she never stopped being beautiful.

Rhon
Community Member
7 years ago

They are all such beautiful women!!

MaeMahariel
Community Member
7 years ago

They are gorgeous and all have very beautiful and deep eyes.

AnissaPatricia
Community Member
7 years ago

They are beautiful!

ghofraneElomami
Community Member
7 years ago

omg <3

Imperfekt
Community Member
7 years ago

As stated by others these women are beautiful, but more than that I hope they realize just how beautiful they are.

DanikaBell
Community Member
6 years ago

beautiful

JillViens
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful STRONG women should be PROUD!

LinethBarahona
Community Member
7 years ago

So beautiful!

lessborednowbecca
Community Member
7 years ago

truly stunning portraits, thank you ladies! xxx

MO'Connell
Community Member
7 years ago

I think we are well on our way to this, I had to read the text to figure out what the stereotype was. All I saw were some beautiful humans.

MonikaŠmoulomatová
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful

woodbehr
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful strong women! Thank you for participating in this and sharing it

Nehasoni
Community Member
7 years ago

Still Beautiful!

PatriciaMosquera
Community Member
7 years ago

THEY ARE ALL PRETTY

SusannaVesna
Community Member
7 years ago

All these women are so beautiful!

dunkersp
Community Member
7 years ago

The woman with the nose ring is super gorgeous.

SultanKocaman
Community Member
7 years ago

These people are very beautiful and amazig.

SonjaBikic
Community Member
7 years ago

interesting

KristelvandenBrink
Community Member
7 years ago

So beautiful! There's a Dutch photographer who did kind of the same thing. Take a look! http://expo-bold.com/pages/fotos.php

LisaEllisor
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful women, but I see the wise mothers of the Bene Gesserit.

IngerMejia
Community Member
7 years ago

We (humans) will all like this in the future, you know.

Sarah McGregor
Community Member
6 years ago

fantastic gorgeous looking ppl .. :)

Monika Tate
Community Member
6 years ago

I suffer from this condition also! I am not as brave as these ladies are! I have been wearing wigs fit over 15 years! I still year up ty this day when I look in the mirror! It's something that I don't ever think I'll get pass????????????

MaggieMeyers
Community Member
6 years ago

These women are stunning! They are so beautiful!!!

NancyClark
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful women all of them. Just such raw beauty!

MiyukiNohara
Community Member
6 years ago

i dint know SINEAD O'CONNOR have alopecia

KarinMorris
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree, most of these women are even MORE beautiful without their hair to cover up what makes them beautiful Their eyes and facial structure is just incredible.

Bunnymama
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful

BiljanaJovanovic
Community Member
6 years ago

They all have blue eyes?

Neo Brittany
Community Member
6 years ago

Cause he lives in Iceland

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

Does it only affect blue eyed beautiful ladies? Wow they are gorgeous..

Neo Brittany
Community Member
6 years ago

He lives in Iceland, that's probably why

Load More Replies...
Melodie
Community Member
7 years ago

These people are PRETTY!

DianaFearn
Community Member
7 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
7 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...
RonHawkster
Community Member
7 years ago

Actually the ones who have lost their eyebrows and chosen to not tattoo or paint an eyebrow are even more strikingly beautiful.

KarolinaStrunkinaitė
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful women, some of them look really good in bald. Though whoever edited the photos should take it a bit easier on the eyes.

InkableLabelCo
Community Member
7 years ago

Such powerful photographs; kudos to you, Sigríður.

JamieAcree
Community Member
7 years ago

These are brave and beautiful ladies. I believe you should be comfortable and happy the way you are.

motamanx
Community Member
7 years ago

Good snaps!

HauntedSanDiego
Community Member
6 years ago

My mom is a cancer survivor. She lost her hair, eyelashes and eyebrows from chemo. Like these women she never stopped being beautiful.

Rhon
Community Member
7 years ago

They are all such beautiful women!!

MaeMahariel
Community Member
7 years ago

They are gorgeous and all have very beautiful and deep eyes.

AnissaPatricia
Community Member
7 years ago

They are beautiful!

ghofraneElomami
Community Member
7 years ago

omg <3

Imperfekt
Community Member
7 years ago

As stated by others these women are beautiful, but more than that I hope they realize just how beautiful they are.

DanikaBell
Community Member
6 years ago

beautiful

JillViens
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful STRONG women should be PROUD!

LinethBarahona
Community Member
7 years ago

So beautiful!

lessborednowbecca
Community Member
7 years ago

truly stunning portraits, thank you ladies! xxx

MO'Connell
Community Member
7 years ago

I think we are well on our way to this, I had to read the text to figure out what the stereotype was. All I saw were some beautiful humans.

MonikaŠmoulomatová
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful

woodbehr
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful strong women! Thank you for participating in this and sharing it

Nehasoni
Community Member
7 years ago

Still Beautiful!

PatriciaMosquera
Community Member
7 years ago

THEY ARE ALL PRETTY

SusannaVesna
Community Member
7 years ago

All these women are so beautiful!

dunkersp
Community Member
7 years ago

The woman with the nose ring is super gorgeous.

SultanKocaman
Community Member
7 years ago

These people are very beautiful and amazig.

SonjaBikic
Community Member
7 years ago

interesting

KristelvandenBrink
Community Member
7 years ago

So beautiful! There's a Dutch photographer who did kind of the same thing. Take a look! http://expo-bold.com/pages/fotos.php

LisaEllisor
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful women, but I see the wise mothers of the Bene Gesserit.

IngerMejia
Community Member
7 years ago

We (humans) will all like this in the future, you know.

Sarah McGregor
Community Member
6 years ago

fantastic gorgeous looking ppl .. :)

Monika Tate
Community Member
6 years ago

I suffer from this condition also! I am not as brave as these ladies are! I have been wearing wigs fit over 15 years! I still year up ty this day when I look in the mirror! It's something that I don't ever think I'll get pass????????????

MaggieMeyers
Community Member
6 years ago

These women are stunning! They are so beautiful!!!

NancyClark
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful women all of them. Just such raw beauty!

MiyukiNohara
Community Member
6 years ago

i dint know SINEAD O'CONNOR have alopecia

KarinMorris
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree, most of these women are even MORE beautiful without their hair to cover up what makes them beautiful Their eyes and facial structure is just incredible.

Bunnymama
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful

BiljanaJovanovic
Community Member
6 years ago

They all have blue eyes?

Neo Brittany
Community Member
6 years ago

Cause he lives in Iceland

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

Does it only affect blue eyed beautiful ladies? Wow they are gorgeous..

Neo Brittany
Community Member
6 years ago

He lives in Iceland, that's probably why

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