People Are Awesome: L.A. Writer Shaves Head to Raise Cash for Struggling Nonprofit People Are Awesome: L.A. Writer Shaves Head to Raise Cash for Struggling Nonprofit
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People Are Awesome: L.A. Writer Shaves Head to Raise Cash for Struggling Nonprofit

by Liz Dwyer

September 18, 2011

Would you shave your head on your birthday to raise money for your favorite nonprofit? Los Angeles-based writer, designer and actress Colleen Wainwright pledged to do just that if the public raised $50,000 in 50 days for WriteGirl, a 10-year-old program that teaches writing and communication skills to high school girls in low-income neighborhoods of the city. So on Wednesday, Wainwright, who's known across the web as Communicatrix, voluntarily turned herself into a cue ball on her 50th birthday after the effort raised an impressive $60,357.

Photos courtesy of Barry Schwartz Photography

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People Are Awesome: L.A. Writer Shaves Head to Raise Cash for Struggling Nonprofit