I’ll be sticking with brown, thank you. When did the obsession with blondeness first rear its flaxen head? So many of us bleach our gorgeous brunette locks away. Concerning oneself with beauty standards is an unfortunate and unhealthy way to exist in our otherwise fascinating world. At its worst, historically, the blonde hair fetish leads to racism and tragedy. Let’s abandon it. Due predominately to boredom, I’ve switched up my hair color the way one changes shirts. “Why don’t you like your natural shade?” some asked. In actuality, I no longer knew what it was. Somewhere around a level 6 on the chart? Darkest blonde or lightest brown, bronde, brunette, it doesn’t matter. I’ve decided to let the natural thing happen. When a society worships beauty ideals fettered by racist and ageist undertones, what can a lady do? Reject it. I’ll embrace my roots. Healthy hair is pretty hair.

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Director of Illustration at Home Brew, Etsy Artist, cyclist, hiker, roller skating novice www.lizmasters.com

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Director of Illustration at Home Brew, Etsy Artist, cyclist, hiker, roller skating novice www.lizmasters.com

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