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?
doing womanhooddoing womanhoodYesdoyou
She can get away with it
Yes. I see you. You can do it.
Mo Perry is a freelance writer and actor in Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Catapult, Star Tribune, Experience 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.
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