When your hair is speaking for you

Lesbian hair is a thing.

Lesbian hair is a thing.

BY LUCY HALLOWELL
AfterEllen

As a society there is a lot of emphasis on women’s hair as an beauty accessory. Shampoo commercials, hair styles on the red carpet, articles in magazines. There is an idea that you can’t be pretty or attractive with short hair and for a while, and at various points in my life, I have fallen for that trap. It’s stupid for a thousand reasons, one of which is that some people look fabulous with short hair. Some people think women with short hair are hot and some women feel hot when they have short hair. That doesn’t stop the pervasive cultural norms from wheedling their way in and making us feel like weirdos, and maybe like we’re less of a woman for having short hair.

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