Just Your Average Teenager Who Happens to be Bald

Just Your Average Teenager Who Happens to be Bald

Olivia Rusk is 14 years old and totally bald due to the medical condition alopecia. When she was 8 years old, she shed her custom wig and bravely marched into her 3rd-grade class without hair. Since that day, Olivia has lived her life openly bald, without hats or wigs. Losing all of her hair twice since she was 2 years old could have devastated her, but instead it has given Olivia a powerful platform. With her brave stance and ability to share her story, Olivia launched a lecture program where she has inspired thousands of teens in schools, churches and other organizations throughout Central Indiana. Her messages are that “It’s Okay to be Different”, anti-bullying and teen suicide prevention. Olivia shows her teen audiences that “You Can Be Great”, whatever your challenges might be.