After an online commenter said she looked like an “old hag” due to her gray hairs, a 31-year-old mom and blogger responded with a powerfully emotional video.
Rachel Farnsworth, who blogs at The Stay At Home Chef, explained her reasons for not dyeing her hair in a video called “Why My Gray Hairs Make Me Happy.” After noting that her husband wants her to keep her natural hair so that they can “grow old together,” Farnsworth shares some sobering information about herself.
“I have a rare autoimmune disease that means that I will most likely never live to be 70 years old. Every sign of aging that I have is a sign that I’m still alive. A lot of people don’t get the privilege to ever get to live to be old. And I probably won’t either.”
Instead of wasting time on criticism of herself and others, Farnsworth says she wants to focus on living her life. She encourages others to prioritize positivity as well.
“The world needs more people who will build each other up instead of tearing each other down,” she said. “The world needs more men like my husband who are willing to encourage women to embrace who they are.”