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boyd on hair

For years, Boyd and I have disagreed about the appropriate length for his hair. He likes it short, in what feels to me like a whisper longer than five-o-clock shadow. I prefer a little more length, just enough that it officially it announces itself as hair rather than a trick of the light. While I… Continue reading boyd on hair


beauty · body hair · hair removal · humor · motherhood

sam on hair

My friend Stacy, who is 10 years older than me but similarly hirsute, recently took the following hair inventory: Face and throat: Growing like wildfire. Vagina: Can’t keep up. Accepting sea anemone-like state. Brows: Bald spots and cowlicks. Using Lady Rogaine. Lower legs: No hair. Upper legs: Random 2-inch-long sprouts. Big toes: Long, dark, curb-feeler… Continue reading sam on hair