“54 1/2 years old (young!) Grateful for all that had to happen for me to get to here. A place of complete self-acceptance and self love. ♥️,” she continued.
In 2019 Lake began her self-love journey, but it wasn’t until 2022 that she went public.
In December 2022 she uploaded a never-before-seen video of herself shaving her head. The footage was from 2019. In the video’s caption she revealed she had been silently battling androgenetic alopecia, a hair loss condition she dealt with for 30 years.
“I have never shared this raw video footage before but felt like I wanted to now, for those of you who have followed my story and have been invested in it,” Lake wrote in the caption. “Some of you know my struggle all too well personally and I want you to know, I truly feel you.”
“In this video, you can see me come to a place of peace, liberation, and most importantly, self-love and self-acceptance.”
Since shaving her head, Lake’s hair has grown back in, and she has learned to accept her “natural gray and sometimes wild unruly head of hair.”
“May all of you struggling with whatever also come to a place of peace and acceptance. Life is too damn short.”
This is such an important reminder! Life is too short to worry about things we cannot change. We must learn to embrace our flaws and accept ourselves for who we are.