Cover Photo: Courtesy of @littlespottedfawn on Instagram
Courtesy of @littlespottedfawn on Instagram

I Stopped Dyeing My Gray Hair as an Act of Resistance

Beauty and its pursuit can be art, a delight, a terrific party. But a party you must attend every day isn’t a party at all. It’s an unpaid job.

Are you ready to look a decade older? You’re a professional actor: Are you ready to never be cast again? Who knows what’s even underneath all that color? What if it’s hideous?

No More



doing womanhooddoing womanhoodYesdoyou



She can get away with it

Yes. I see you. You can do it.

Photo of the author

Mo Perry is a freelance writer and actor in Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in publications including The AtlanticCatapult, Star TribuneExperience Life, Delta Sky, Minnesota Monthly, and more. As an actor, she has worked on nearly every professional stage in the Twin Cities. Mo is a member of the Artist Core of Ten Thousand Things Theater and a board member of Rain Taxi Review of Books. She also runs a boutique writing and editing agency, Logosphere Storysmiths, with her husband Quinton.