(Blooming Entrepreneurs) “I have hypothyroidism, so my hair continues to get thin. At the time, it was getting hard to manage because I work out almost everyday…”

Dawn is doing some amazing work in the Baltimore, MD area via her business, Compassionately Creative. Definitely make sure to check out her work and (of course) support if you’re in the Baltimore, MD (DMV) area!

“I cut my hair around my birthday in April 2016. I’ve had it short before, but never this short. I have hypothyroidism, so my hair continues to get thin. At the time, it was getting hard to manage because I work out almost everyday. The day that I decided to do the big chop, I went to the barbershop and said, ‘make me look like a girl, but take it all off.’ I’ve kept it short because it works very well for me. I work out at least three times a week, so if I decide to work out seven days a week it makes things much easier. I love my part, especially when I get a fresh haircut. I’m good to go as long as I have a good brush. My husband and I fight over the brush because we have the same haircut.

Having my hair short also helps because I’m on the go with my business. My business focuses on helping people tap into their creative genius because a lot of people don’t think that they’re creative. I started in January of 2017 by teaching women to sew. People were constantly asking me to sew for them so I decided to teach them instead. I currently host sip and sews. I also have a program that’s fiscally sponsored through Strong City Baltimore called STEM while Sewing that teaches kids the STEM (Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Math) process through the art of sewing. In 2018, I plan on bringing my other creative interests to my business by teaching people how to use tools and make nice gifts out of wood. I made my dining room table out of wood, for example. For me, everything is about being creative.”

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