Heroine #5 Maisy No Hair Don’t Care


I’ve been very excited about sharing this week’s heroine, some of you may have heard of her, but many of you won’t and I defy you to show me a more inspiring and cool 11 year old girl. Maisy at an age when most of us lived in happy little bubbles of pop music, friendship bracelets and no sense of the real world, totally has her head screwed on and has raised over £1,000 for charity.

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She first cut her hair at the age of 8 when a family friend was diagnosed with cancer. She donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Earlier this year, Maisy’s 1 year old cousin was also diagnosed with cancer and taking it one step further, she had her entire head shaved, the money raised was donated to Macmillan and the hair once again to the Little Princess Trust. Her next move is to organise an event to raise money for the research into children’s cancer, as less funding is put into this. Maisy’s mother says “she is a strong minded feminist, a body positive advocate and going to set up a blog for her illustrations and cartoons one day”. As a mother of a young daughter myself, I can only  imagine how proud Maisy’s mother must feel. At such a young age she is so clued up, more than many of us are now and well, all I can say is this girl is one to watch. You can donate to Maisy’s Just Giving page here, do it in your daughter’s name, as little or as much as you can, Maisy will be thrilled. Interview follows…

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