top of page
Search
  • Writer's picturetresslesstisa

So this just happened...

This summer I interviewed for job with my head fully adorned with colorful tattoos! I knew I could do the job, but I'm going to be honest, my bald head did give me pause as I thought about sitting before an interview panel with tattoos plastered all over. Would they take me serious? Did I look foolish or incapable? I'd worked 20 plus years in library services and 10 years as a library manager, so I knew I was qualified. The question was would these individuals look past my appearance and just consider my lengthy resume and impeccable references? As the interview ensued and I began talking about myself and answering questions, I began to forget about my head and going after that job! In the end I was the one who brought my colorful adornment to their attention by playfully apologizing about not having on fresh tattoos for the occasion. One by one they each leaned in closer to their camera's to get better looks. (Oh yeah it was a virtual interview due to COVID) They were just like so cool about it. In the end I got the job because I was qualified! Don't be afraid to be your authentic self. Have faith in yourself and remember that Fear and Faith cannot COEXIST!

Peace.


90 views3 comments

Recent Posts

See All

You just never know….

Libraries are cool places to be! Look who showed up to early vote today! Killer Mike! He asked me where I got my hair cut, he owns The Swag Shop, barber shop, so you know I had to tell him a little o

3 Comments


tjfritz
Feb 21, 2023

Hi Tisa. I’m 55, alopecia started when I was 40 and now I’m shiny bald except a few dwindling patches of pure white hair. Like you, I’ve tried everything. I’m eve taking the new Olumiant for 4 months (not helping so far). My 17-year-old daughter mentioned almost jokingly that I should get tattoos on my scalp. I said at 55 I’d look ridiculous and that she’d be embarrassed to be seen with me. She disagreed on both counts. Now I’m playing with the idea. I can’t tell you how helpful it is for me to come across you in my searches. As you know, no one looks like us, no one we see just on the street. And most bald…


Like

tresslesstisa
tresslesstisa
Aug 22, 2020

That’s right Morgan, the power is within!

Like

Morgan Nichole Scott
Morgan Nichole Scott
Aug 22, 2020

Tisa! Thank you so much for that. I’ve been in a place of hiding because of what I think others may believe when in actuality if you just show up for yourself that alone is enough.

Like
bottom of page