Michelle Maggiora shares her personal story about stopping the ritual of dyeing her hair, and letting it go gray . . .
EXCERPT: “I looked in the mirror and saw that faded red-brown hair; hair I always disliked in older women. I was that woman. I was trying to prop up an illusion and was losing the battle. I looked harsh and faded. I saw fear in my eyes.”
ABOUT MICHELLE MAGGIORA
Michele Maggiora stopped dyeing her hair shortly before turning 59 years old. “My writings often point to the political and social connections between sexism, racism and classism.” She currently lives in Mexico, and works as a mentor, writer, visual artist, poet, and photographer.