My name is Ben Pickles and I have been growing my hair since 2014!
I think there are too many stereotypes about boys and girls, and I wanted to show that boys can have long hair too. People mistake me for a girl a lot and I feel like when I correct them I'm teaching them not to believe in stereotypes. Even though I love my long hair, I'm starting to think it's time for a change (and I hate getting it brushed!!).
I am inspired by Malala Yousafzai and Craig and Marc Kielberger. Reading about these three people makes me want to make a difference too. Since I want to help make education available around the world, I've decided to use my locks for learning:
If I can raise $10,000 to build a classroom in Sierra Leone through WE Charity, I'll cut my hair (and of course donate it to be made into wigs).
Please help me reach my goal!