Cutting My Hair Set Me Free

My extra-long locks were a symbol of ownership and dominance, which is why I chopped my tailbone-touching mane

Maya Strong
Human Parts

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II used to be the Girl With The Pretty Long Hair. I got compliments all the time. Strangers stroked my hair and commented on how beautiful it was. They gushed that if they had hair like mine, they would never, ever dare to cut it.

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Maya Strong
Human Parts

Intersectional feminist. Everyday activist. Out/proud sapphic woman(ish). She/they. For the rest, read my words. Say hi @ mayastrong.writer@gmail.com