Sarah Beeny says she wants to change the stereotypes of people with cancer feeling “ashamed by their bald heads”.
He, a 50-year-old presenter and real estate professional, revealed her own breast cancer diagnosis in August, and admitted that she used a dog trimmer to shave her head.
She is best known for her work in UK property programmes, including Help! My House Is Falling Down and Sarah Beeny’s New Life in The Country.
Speaking to the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine, she said people without hair are often seen as ‘victims’, ‘angry’ or subject to some form of ‘punishment’.
“Having no hair is often associated with anger,” she said.
“Are you a victim or is it a punishment, like Fantine in Les Misérables, or Cersei Lannister in Game Of Thrones. People are ashamed of their bald heads.
“The more I talked to the people on this boat, the word I kept hearing was ’embarrassed’ and I thought: Why?
“If you have breast cancer and are undergoing treatment, the fact that you have no hair is no cause for shame.
“I don’t want to be embarrassed. I don’t want others to feel ashamed. I want to change that stereotype.”
In August, she revealed her diagnosis by sharing a picture of herself and her sons cutting part of her hair, later revealing to the Mail that she used clippers that are also used to cut hair. for your dog.
“A pile of bad hair on the way to the @officiallittleprincesstrust – my intern hairdresser cut my hair on Friday night – one step ahead after my first breast cancer treatment on Friday – Exclusive club you don’t want to be a member of! ” she captioned the post.
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Despite her diagnosis, Beeny said she will continue to work and focus on a new Channel 4 series and book that she has planned for later this year.
She told the Daily Mail that two weeks later she started chemotherapy treatment which was “really painful” when “a handful” of her hair started falling out.
“That’s when I cried. I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is it. It’s happening,’ she said.
When he was 10 years old, Beeny lost his mother, 39, to breast cancer.
Beeny has four children – Rafferty, Laurie, Billy and Charlie – and married her husband, artist Graham Swift, in 2003.
In 2010, she began charting the renovation of Rise Hall, a Grade II listed stately home in Rise, East Yorkshire, as part of the Channel 4 series Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare.
Beeny and Swift worked on renovating Rise Hall as a family home and wedding venue, then sold the property in 2019.
In March of that year, she revealed that she was leaving London to move into a seven-bedroom house in Somerset with Swift and their sons.
The couple bought the 220-acre sheep farm in August 2018 and Beeny later said she decided to move permanently after considering her children’s education.
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