Wednesday, April 21, 2010

i'm a ginger and proud of it!


i am a redhead. 100% natural, virgin, never touched by dyes or chemicals redhead. and darn proud of it!

however, this was not always the case. when i was a kid, i was picked on relentlessly about my red hair. there were pokes, jokes and rude and downright dirty names. friends would play connect the dots with my freckles. i was different, and the other kids at school made sure that i knew it. because of this, i hated my hair for a long time.

it wasn't until i was halfway through high school before i realized that being different didn't have to be bad thing. in fact, it was a good thing! as i grew older, the same people who picked on me in grade school for having "frizzy orange hair" were now jealous of my coppery curls. strangers would ask me to cut a lock for them to take to their stylist to match color (weird, i know). once i hit my twenties, i fully embraced my gingerness. i realized that this was actually something i had over other women now, as i had always been intimidated by my own gender. i felt...empowered.

i hope that someday i have a redheaded child so i can teach them at a very early age that their hair is beautiful, no matter what others say. that freckles are nothing to be ashamed of, they only give your skin more character than others. i hope to help them see that being different is what makes you interesting and that one day they will grow to appreciate their own little quirks, just as i did. :)

so in other words, redheads are beautiful :)











xo
em

17 comments:

erinsunday said...

You are SOOO beautiful! I love you! :)

Carol Anne said...

You are so beautiful Emjay!

Anna said...

my hair used to be red but it has slowly changed to blonde (not dye induced). This post reminds me of how much i miss it! beautiful pictures.

biscuit said...

i wish with all my might i was a natural redhead. seriously, i always have and always will.

you are GORGEOUS. i am so darn jealous of you.

Stephanie said...

Your hair is gorgeous :)

amy lapi said...

hell yeah redheads are beautiful!!!! esp you!!!

Chelseabird said...

I love, love, love red hair and think yours is absolutely beautiful! :]

<3Chelseabird

Jennifer said...

I had the same issues as a kid and I would get so upet when others would make "ginger" jokes, but after a while I kind of thought about how awesome it is to be naturally different and unique.(I'm also a completely dye and chemical free ginger...and I love it :)


hurray ginger kids!

{eleise} said...

SO Jealous! I always wanted red hair =( Your color is AMAZInG!

Jackie said...

I'm a natural ginger myself and had almost the same experiences. I didn't get made fun of too much for it (I was also very tall so the jokes tended to be about my height) but hated my hair and my freckles. Now I love and appreciate my hair and fair skin and often get complements on the color.

With Love, Jamie said...

Yay for natural hair color!!
Yours is so pretty :)
I used to dye mine non stop, but now it's been all natural for a few years & I love it! :)

CaL said...

Oh my gosh you are gorgeous!!! My favorite girl in the world is my beautiful red-headed friend Alex. She has ringlets...like almost fro status! Seriously I LOVE your hair! Both my grandma's were red heads... I'm the most freckly person I know & I was born with pink hair...until it turned white...damn...I was almost a red head. I love your color! Gorgeous empowered woman! <3
p.s. my guy is part red headed...if we have babies...I hope I hope for red heads! <3

ashleyrwatts said...

I never understood that...why people made fun of redheads and freckles. Ever since I was little (I had a friend who had freckles and a redhead) I wanted them both!! lol

Sarah said...

I love this post, good for you :)
Im a total ginger myself and people make fun of it but really, in like it. I love my hair and I like that I have freckles. thanks for this post and I agree that its important to teach a child that they're beautiful because of those features. :)

Efrat K said...

Isn't it OBVIOUS that being redhead is a huge beautiful gift? I love red hair! It's *so* pretty!

JaymiPop said...

Awww, my daughter is a redhead (HUGE suprise as we're both dark brunettes) and I love it so much. I'm sure she'll have to put up with some of the same stuff you did as a child, but I can't wait for her to grow into loving her red curls. <3

kata-loca said...

ya i feel you're pain, lol, but ive come to be secretly smug about us gingers. i think we have the most beautiful hair color ever..even though sometimes i wish i had black hair. p.s. you make me want to get a perm soooo bad, love the curls.