Shailene Woodley Chopping Off Hair This Weekend
As she prepares for her role as a cancer victim in The Fault in Our Stars, Shailene Woodley is cutting off her hair this weekend. She shared this information with the writer of the book the film will be based on, John Green.
“She’s donating her hair to Children with Hair Loss, an organization that provides free wigs to kids who’ve experienced hair loss due to cancer, burns, or other medical conditions,” Green wrote on his tumbler.
Green broke the news in hopes that his fans, known as Nerdfighters, might join the cause. If you do plan to join Shailene and have eight inches of more of hair to donate, then tweet with the hashtag #hairforhazel or #itgrowsback.
Shailene Woodley Cutting Hair for Charity, Children With Hair Loss
The plan to cut her hair was entirely Shailene’s idea, wrote Green. He said the studio might not even know about it. Woodley posted on her own tumblr this message about why she’s chopping her hair, which she has kept long for years:
i ﬁnally came to the conclusion that hair, for me, was a symbol of strength. it was a symbol of commitment to my power. of connection to my ancestry. of recognizing my natural beauty. that which exists without chemical dyes, or hairspray, or scissors. a symbol of my sovereignty. of my humble desire to feel grounded within my own skin. not the image magazines and reality shows desperately try to throw in our faces, but the image of authentic beauty…
…i went from sacralizing the length of my hair, to appreciating the spontaneity of chopping it off. and also recognizing the beauty of freedom. i think there is something so exceptionally admirable about one’s commitment to allowing their face to shine without hair blocking it. it’s all about balance i suppose. about knowing what’s right for you on your own personal journey. there was a time when growing my hair out symbolized something for me, but the power of sharing that choice, sharing the ability to have long hair with someone feels far more powerful right now. i know what it feels like to have wind blow through my wavy locks, and i am over-the-top grateful i get to share that gift with another.
The Fault in Our Stars Book Review
The Fault In Our Stars is about two teenagers stricken with cancer. Hazel Grace (Woodley) meets Augustus “Gus” Waters (Ansel Elgort) are a cancer support meeting. They form an immediate connection over their love of fiction and experiences with cancer.
After reading The Fault in Our Stars (a major tear jerker) I can safely say it’s the most well written Young Adult Novel I’ve ever written. It’s one that adults and teens can feel a connection with and the love story is more believable than most YA fiction. You won’t find any vampires or magic or magnetic attractions here, just real love between two people in a unique situation.
The Fault in Our Stars will commence filming in Pennsylvania later this year.