Story highlights”Nashville” actress Clare Bowen recently chopped her long hairIt’s not “What makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero,” she wrote”I was really inspired when I heard a story about a little girl who said she couldn’t be a princess because she didn’t have long hair, and I wanted her, and others like her to know that’s not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero,” the Australian actress, 31, wrote in a post on Facebook.

They didn’t see those things in each other.

“No one got laughed at or teased. We were all we knew,” she wrote.

“I look relatively normal on the outside, but on the inside, I am still the same stitched back together little creature, in a world w people are judged so harshly for the way they look,” she wrote.

“Every scar tells a story, every bald head, every dark circle, every prosthetic limb, and every reflection in a mirror that you might not recognize anymore.”

Bowen thanked the network, the series creator and her friends and family for supporting the decision to change her look.