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

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She can get away with it

Yes. I see you. You can do it.

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Mo Perry is a freelance writer and actor in Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Experience Life, Delta Sky, Minnesota Monthly, and more. As an actor, she has worked at the Guthrie Theater, the Jungle Theater, Children's Theatre Company, and many others. She's still eagerly awaiting the chance to appear onstage with her natural head of silver hair for the first time.