Feeling super grateful this morning to share my #HairHasNoGender story below with my awesome friends at the @thedresscodeproject Also feeling super vulnerable as I have not shared with many people about the abuse I suffered as a child, in this case, having all my hair cut off without consent. This was a deeply painful trauma of my childhood and one of many reasons I personally am so passionate about the important work The Dress Code Project is doing along with my company Passion Squared. Most of my life I have been judged and shamed by my hair. We can change that narrative. We will. We must. Please join us in supporting The Dress Code Project. Together we can make our world a more inclusive, equal, kind, safe, compassionate and beautiful place.
What does a haircut mean to you?
A haircut to me is about expression and identity. It means this is who I am and this is how I feel my most authentic and beautiful. To me, a haircut is sacred and very personal. A haircut to me means vulnerability and courage.
....... It’s never just a haircut because... It’s never just a haircut as a haircut has the power to help us feel safe in our skin. It celebrates our uniqueness and beauty. It can be painful too. As a young child, my hair was cut off by an abuser, and the trauma of that abuse stuck with me for decades. My identity was stripped from me. I was violated on a deep AF level. It’s never just a haircut. It is part of our identity. It is part of us. It is sacred. (cut + color by @jordindoeshair braids by @cassisthairapy
What does a haircut mean to you? DM your stories to @thedresscodeproject to be a part of the #HairHasNoGender project. With love + gratitude + respect- Nina 🙏🏼🤩🌈❤️