According to People, the actor is finally revealing why she made such a drastic change, and it may just be her most inspiring message yet. Seriously, everyone needs to take to heart what she has to say about it. If you loved her for spreading messages about embracing your body and being confident, then wait until you hear the reason Gina Rodriguez shaved her head.
Rodriguez surprised fans when she debuted a half-shaved head on her Instagram account a few weeks ago, and we all kind of speculated it was for her role in an upcoming film. Rodriguez never commented at the time on the transformation, but she’s finally speaking out about it, and we were right — it was for a movie. But there’s a deeper message here that’s so important.
Rodriguez took to Instagram again to address her new hair, posting a photo of the ‘do with quite a deep and inspiring caption. “I cut my hair for a film and there is nothing more freeing then realizing your beauty exists from within. I am not my hair. I am not my weight. I am not my skin color. I am love, I want to be love with every interaction, with every decision I make for myself, with every failure and success,” Rodriguez wrote.
I cut my hair for a film and there is nothing more freeing then realizing your beauty exists from within. I am not my hair. I am not my weight. I am not my skin color. I am love, I want to be love with every interaction, with every decision I make for myself, with every failure and success. You should try it. I dare you. Let go of what you think would make you more beautiful and discover you have all you need already inside. ? @mattdoylephoto
It’s such an important reminder that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside — it doesn’t define you.
Whether it’s a change in your hair color, style, or body, you’re still the same person, and can’t and shouldn’t identify yourself by how you look externally.
Even though she cut it for the film, given what this taught her about herself, I think we may see the short hair stick around for a while. She couldn’t be anymore inspirational.