Wrapunzel Uplifted! (and this week’s challenge)

Wow! Wow! Wow! Ladies, we were blown away by the seriously amazing Challenge of The Week submissions we received for #wrapunzeluplifted! Switching to a theme that wasn’t so black and white was one that we suspected might be difficult for some, but you all responded to it beautifully and we are thrilled to be able to share so many amazing photos, along with deeply personal messages from women far and wide!

To join in next week, check out the directions at the bottom of this post. Thank you everyone for your wonderful submissions!

Bonus: This week’s collages contains one woman wearing festive lights. Plus, two submissions from a very young wrapper! Can you find them? 

catherine L. moffatt-bush

I had been interested in covering and covered part time since 2011. After my second child was born I have had a terrible time managing depression and anxiety. In June 2015 I took the plunge to cover full time. Amazingly it has helped tremendously. Not only have I been able to manage better, I have been starting to feel like my old self for the first time in a long time. Wrapping has helped me toward the path of finding myself again. #wrapunzeluplifted – Catherine L.

 

emily bingham

#wrapunzeleduplifted My wrapping journey has been a lonely one. I cover in an area where for years I was the only lady who did so. I also had no support from extended family in my decision. It was heart-wrenching, difficult, and fearful at times. However, finding this group helped diminish the fear, and helped me to see myself as I truly am and to hold true to my personal convictions. And even though the same circumstances are there – (a community that does not cover and a non-supportive extended family) I am able to now see myself as a light in the world I live in. I wear my crown as a Queen and feel honored to cover. I wouldn’t be where I am in my covering journey if it wasn’t for this group! So, I am uplifted every time I come here. – Emily B.

Yasmin Diab

#wrapunzeluplifted I’ve been struggling with depression my whole life. Its especially bad arounf the holidays, and worsened by the fact that tomorrow is 1 year ago that my best friend of 16 years passed away. However. When i wrapped Monday night, i was able to smile…to genuinely smile. I felt vibrant and happy, and comforted. Definitely an uplifting experience. – Yasmin D.

Mina Vaughan

I want to share my #wrapunzeluplifted story. October 2014 my doctors found a brain tumor that I’ve had most my life that hadn’t been detected. I was devastated when the doctors suggested radiation to treat the tumor, I knew losing my hair was a great possibility. I’m a third generation hair dresser, I felt like a failure being in the beauty industry without hair. I also battled demons of not being able to have a baby with my husband, we tried for 5 years with intense fertility treatments with no answers. I was told because of the tumor it wouldn’t be possible, I could die or the baby would. After a few courses of radiation the sickness was tearing me apart emotionally and physically. I fell into an ever deeper depression not knowing if it would ever get better. I learned that the sickness was actually Hyper emesis. Happiest day of my life! I was so sick because I was pregnant! The radiation had shrunk the tumor to a point that my body resumed normal hormone production without me noticing! Shortly after I found out I was lucky enough to stumble upon Wrapunzel and the wonderful community and sisterhood. Everyday looking forward to seeing all the wraps, good news and encouragement really helped me get through 37 weeks of hospitalizations, medical treatments and numerous close calls. Every Time I wrapped I felt more human and it gave me strength to continue. Losing my hair was devastating at the time but it led me to find something even more beautiful and inspiring. Instead of just doing my hair and making myself look good, now I am making myself look and feel good about myself. Something I plan on continuing with myself, others and with my new daughter! Olivia was born last Friday (12/11/15) with no complications! I am so blessed to be given this opportunity. It was a hard, but with the encouragement of this group I was able to see it as the blessing it truly is! I want to thank each and everyone of you! I look forward to the pictures, stories and daily inspiration! You all are truly my #wrapunzeluplifted

Sandra

I wore it on Tuesday, when at first I felt quite bad about myself. While getting dressed I first thought stuff like: “There’s no use putting on a beautiful scarf. You’re lazy and lethargic and ugly anyway, you know?” – the usual things so many of us would never say to someone else because it’s obvious that it’s neither fair nor true, but that somehow seems okay to say to oneself. But then I remembered your motto for the week and managed to tell those thoughts to be quiet and put on one of my favourite scarves: the Watercolour Dream, which has an amazingly soothing effect on me. And I added the red one because red and teal is a colour combination that rarely fails at cheering me up. And it really made me feel better that day. So thank you for that challenge of the week! It came at a perfect time for me! 🙂 – Sandra

Sheryl Gelatt

Had a rough exhausting day Friday and then needed to vend at a holiday event. As I finished my wrap #onescarfchallenge, after a tieing tantrum, and saw the results… #wrapunzeluplifted! My mood lifted, I made the booth fee and made enough to buy the matching bracelet. Before wrapunzel (the tutorials and the amazing community) I would have felt tired and ugly and grumpy and probably would have had a correspondingly poor evening. Thank you all for helping me accept that I matter, that I am beautiful, and that being an island doesn’t have to be lonely! – Sheryl G.

ireri

#wrapunzeluplifted because I have grave’s disease and my one eye sticks out farther than the other and my hair is thinning a little bit and I’ve struggled with feeling beautiful…bright colors like my pink pashmina and gold shimmery make me feel pretty and feminine again. wrapping makes me feel uplifted! – Ireri C.

For this week’s challenge, we’ve decided to visit an ancient fabric. One that’s delicate and holds great beauty to many. A poem about this fabric and Queen Anne was once penned by William Carlos Williams! Check out the video below:

Would you like to be featured in next week’s collage? Head on over to the Wrapunzel Fangroup and share your pictures using the hashtag #wrapunzeledinlace . If you would also like them featured on next week’s blog post, make sure to also post them in the comments on the pinned post at the top of the Fangroup page, so we know to share them. We can accept up to 5 headshot-style photos per person – no collages, please! If you’re not on Facebook, you can also email us your pictures with the subject line “Challenge of the Week.” Can’t wait to see what you create!!

7 thoughts on “Wrapunzel Uplifted! (and this week’s challenge)

  1. I would love to have Meira make a tutorial. She has an extremely unique style and way of shaping her raps. All those in favor say “aye”.

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  2. I don’t usually write comments here, but this post moved me so much that I’m going to write something. I’d like to say something to each of the brave ladies who wrote something to accompany their stunning photos:

    Catherine L. – I’m so sorry you’ve been suffering from depression and anxiety and am so happy to know that wrapping gives you such comfort and peace and that you are finding yourself through wrapping. This is beautiful.

    Emily B. – You ARE a light in the world you live in – an infinitely precious, radiant, glorious light that this world needs!

    Yasmin D. – I am so very sorry that you lost your best friend and it must be especially hard at this time of year. I pray that your depression will continue to lift. You look absolutely stunning in that green tichel!

    To the Lady with the new baby – I nearly wept as I read this. Congratulations on giving birth to a gorgeous, healthy baby!!! I am so, so happy for you. Thank G-d!

    Sandra – You’re beautiful.

    Sheryl G. – As are you.

    Ireci C. – Before I read your caption I looked at your photo and thought ‘My goodness, that girl has stunning eyes – she’s so beautiful!’ and then I read your words and was shocked that you could ever struggle to feel beautiful. Know and believe that you are.

    To all of you – and all the other wonderful Wrapunzel ladies around the world – you are all beautiful, and infinitely precious souls. May you all find peace and joy and hope and light at this, the darkest time of the year.

    Love, Eva xxx

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  3. So many beautiful ladies, so many beautiful stories, so many beautiful wraps, so much inspiration… but the two show stoppers are the 2 youngest wrappers – they are adorable! Well done you two little girls, you are trail blazers! There are many children with cancer who also loose their hair, so why not, you 2 little beauties can support them and show them that they can be beautiful too! (I feel sorry for the little boys with cancer – we’ll just have to deck them out in Cowboy hats I guess!) 🙂

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