haircuts
For 10 minutes, as I was nearly in tears, the hairstylist berated me about the idea of getting a pixie cut.
hair
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.”
in

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

short hair
By not having long hair for much of high school and college, I taught myself to value my personality, and young men who felt the same.
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.
hair
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."
in

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.