Emmy award winning journalist Lizzie Bermudez was kind enough to join me for another conversation about being 50-something—this time we discussed gray hair. There’s a movement on social media where women are finding support around ditching the dye, and it’s wonderful to witness. But Lizzie and I aren’t quite ready to go there—we remain admirers of these brave ladies who are paving the way for the rest of us.
Hair is super personal and complicated and fraught. For me, it’s become a security blanket that I hide behind a little too often. And everyone knows women are judged by their appearance 1000% more than men are, so going gray and presenting as what many will immediately label “old lady” ain’t easy, even though old ladies are f-ing awesome.
In this episode we talk about what holds us back from going completely gray, from our own deeply ingrained assumptions and insecurities to our fear about what a gray head of hair would mean for work (especially for someone in TV!) and how our families will react. Also below check out some of the resources and groups we mention in the talk. I hope you enjoy!
Also check out this post at Mean Magazine featuring some beautiful silver sister…
and this one if you’re impatient and want to go gray in a day…
as well as this podcast with Angelina Rennel in which she talks about her thought process before going gray.
Audio editing by Sofija Jovanov