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Lonnie Walker says new haircut frees him from painful memories

Lonnie Walker IV

San Antonio Spurs’ Lonnie Walker IV has revealed the reason behind the cutting of his signature haircut.

According to Walker, shaving off his hair helps him to put away some painful memories of his past.

The 21-year-old said he was sexually abused as a child while in middle school, which made him grow his hair.

In an Instagram post, he said after years of facing sexual abuse, he felt the only thing had control over in his life was his hair.

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The real truth as to why i started doing this early 5th grade, it was a cloaking device for me. During the summer of my 5th grade year I was around more family. Some that names will be left alone I was around more. I was sexually harassed, raped, abused, I even got accustomed to it because being at that age you don’t know what is what. I was a gullible curious kid that didn’t know what the real world was. I had a mindset that my hair was something that I can control. My hair was what I can make and create and be mine. And it gave my confidence. As of recently I wasn’t at my best. Previous History popping up in my head and it sucked mentally “demons”….. because of this virus, I began to truly look at myself in the mirror and see who I truly was even behind closed doors. Long story short I have found peace and internal happiness through this journey god willingly. I forgave everyone even the people that don’t deserve it why? Because it’s dead weight. Time doesn’t wait on anyone so why should I waste my time on it ? Me cutting my hair was more than a cut. My hair was a mask of me hiding the insecurity’s that I felt the world wasn’t ready for. But now better then ever. Out with old. In with the new. I have shed my skin mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Life will always be hard. Gotta play with the cards your dealt with and try and make a winning hand. And if you lose. It’s never a lost. It’s a lesson 🙏🏾. I’m gonna be off this for awhile still growing through this. Just know I love each and everyone one of y’all. Peace love and happiness 💕🙏🏾

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“The real truth as to why I started doing this early 5th grade, it was a cloaking device for me,” the Spurs guard wrote.

“During the summer of my 5th-grade year I was around more family. Some [whose] names will be left alone I was around more.

“I was sexually harassed, raped, abused. I even got accustomed to it because being at that age, you don’t know what is what. I was a gullible, curious kid that didn’t know what the real world was. I had a mindset that my hair was something that I can control. My hair was what I can make and create and be mine. And it gave [me] confidence.”

He added that the Coronavirus pandemic had a mental toll on him, but said the period afforded him the time to rediscover himself.

He said he has since forgiven “everyone, even the people that don’t deserve it. Why? Because it’s dead weight.”

Walker noted that keeping his hair was a way of hiding his insecurities, but cutting had made him born anew.

“Time doesn’t wait on anyone so why should I waste my time on it? Me cutting my hair was more than a cut. My hair was a mask of me hiding the insecurities that I felt the world wasn’t ready for. But now, [I am] better than ever. Out with [the] old. In with the new. I have shed my skin mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually,” he added.

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