Becky Hall is a member of the Thursday night Feedback Group where she's been working on a memoir for the past year. This excerpt of her work in progress reflects her strong narrative style and unique voice.
I am not one for long good-byes. I wanted to just get it over with, to know that I was the one in control of saying farewell to my beautifully long locks, rather than bear a slow, painful witness to their gradual disappearance. I couldn't stand the thought of my lovely healthy hair being tainted by poison, as would inevitably happen once the drugs entered my bloodstream and traveled to my hair follicles. If I couldn't spare my body the assault of chemotherapy, I at least wanted to spare my hair. I would shave it off myself.
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