For 10 minutes, as I was nearly in tears, the hairstylist berated me about the idea of getting a pixie cut.
A hairstylist telling you that a certain haircut won’t work on you because of the “shape of your face” is a myth just as a great as the idea of “dressing for your size.”

Nov 19, 2012 at 3:00pm | 317 comments

short hair
Climbing out from under the crushing weight of all those rules about short hair is one of the most freeing things I’ve ever done, and I want other women to do it, too.
As my hair started to grow out, it hit some awkward stages, like "Friar-Sans-Bald-Spot," "50s Flip Gone HAYWIRE" and, my personal hell, the mullet, which made me wince to the beat of every replay of "Livin' On A Prayer."

Oct 8, 2012 at 10:30am | 33 comments

marriage equality
When I cut my hair short, it was like coming out of the closet again—not because it made me a more visible lesbian but because it made me a more visible human. I cut it because I wanted to share who I was with the world.