This is a good one! Rings true of my rantiness lately!
This post is more of a picture story inspired by a comment made about my hair color. I was sitting in a meeting at work and my coworker said “I never thought someone as sophisticated as you would wear purple hair!”
I took offense to his comment because my hair color doesn’t change my sophistication level. I work in the tech world. Our employee handbook basically says don’t show up naked.
As a woman showing your creativity through your appearance is always seen as a novelty. I think some people feel more comfortable if you always look the same.
One of the great aspects of being a woman is the constant reinvention of ourselves. We have the ability to carry more than one role. I can be both creative and professional. My coworker will just need to gain some tact.
Where did terms like “classically beautiful” or “beauty standard” derive from?…
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