Hair and love.

If you had asked me when I was 20 if I would ever love my hair again, I would have said no. I probably lost about 1/3 of my hair between the ages of 17 and 25 and it was really hard! Jealous of all those girls who had long beautiful, thick hair that gathered into a ponytail that you could only twist the hair tie around twice (not three times). So jealous! But I love my hair now as it’s turning grey – I have this grey streak that I want to show off all the time. Like Susan Sontag or Claire Saffitz, I’m leaning into the grey.

I haven’t gotten a haircut in months! Since May – though I think around thanksgiving time, I insisted that Jeremy trim my hair a little bit. I went to see Linda, my favorite (and only) hairdresser at the Hair Cuttery in Congressional Plaza and I showed her this photo (maybe I should consider the cat eye and red lip too) and then we spent an hour hilariously catching up (her 9:30 cancelled – so I spent more time in the chair).

I ended up with this: a little more gender fluid which is what I like. hahaha. I spent this past weekend trying to explain to my parents about they/them pronouns – Vince’s partner is they/them – and my parents were like – why? I don’t understand? But they should understand because in chinese there is no gendered he/she/they. My face is so dry! I’ll need to find some moisturizer.

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