Anna Gragert
May 31, 2016 12:27 pm
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Making the decision to change your appearance can be difficult – especially when you feel that your look is a key part of who you are as a human being. However, thanks to shining star Gina Rodgriguez, we’ve been reminded that such a physical transformation can also be liberating.

Before the long weekend, the Jane the Virgin actress decided to share another stunning snapshot of her newly shaved head (which was beautifully captured by photographer Matt Doyle). The image features her haircut as the center of attention and Gina is beaming like crazy. It’s almost as though she’s surrounded by an aura of empowerment.

Earlier this month, when she first mentioned the change on Twitter, Gina initially explained, “It’s for a film role. And I love it.” Nonetheless, in her latest photo of the cut on Instagram, Gina had more to say to keep those inspirational vibes coming.

I cut my hair for a film and there is nothing more freeing then realizing your beauty exists from within,” the actress wrote. “I am not my hair. I am not my weight. I am not my skin color.

She continued, “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.

If you’re looking for a new quote to tape to your mirror, we highly recommend the above. Simply reading Gina’s words makes us feel nothing but self-love and acceptance.

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