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  • When Gail Thomas shared her story with us at a Barbershop Stories Live Show, we couldn't help but be moved by the outpouring of kindness she received from friends, family and strangers. After being diagnosed with cancer, she went to her local barber and told them she needed a 'big chop'. Her hair was down to her shoulders, but knowing that she was going to be losing it with chemo, she would need something alot shorter. She brought along a friend for this first chop to photograph the experience.
  • Back on her way back to recovery, she was ready for love. She went online and posted an ad on Craigslist. It read:

    “Bald girl seeking romance”

    ".... would be fun to find a fun fit smart fellow who likes a nice shaped head.  I'm returning to "normal" after a crazy medical scare (cancer) which required a bit of chemo. It's great to be back and better than ever. feeling ready to meet a cool guy, friendship, "date" or at least explore the sweet world of kissing... " 

    What she got in response was the outpouring of responses... and so much more...
  • Visit Barbershop Stories for more information on upcoming shows and podcast:

    Photographs: Ahmir Rashad
    Location: Denny Moe's Barbershop, Harlem, NY - USA
    Storyteller: Gail Thomas
    Hosted and Produced by: Dawn J. Fraser
    Production Assistance: Sarah Fishman, Abby Noyes, Maria Hernandez
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