By Crystal Lowery of Creepy Ginger Kid
NORWICH, UK — A local woman posted two makeup-free/natural hair selfies this morning to raise awareness for ginger acceptance. Crystal Lowery, from Mulbarton, says society pressures red-haired people to fit into its skin tone norms.
“Social media is rampant with expensive skincare products advertising ways to get rid of freckles,” Lowery states. “I can’t help that my melanin cells are more receptive in certain parts of my epidermis.”
Along with freckle shaming, Lowery has experienced pressure to have silky locks that do not resemble a feral Chia Pet that got in a fight with a bottle of ketchup.
“People don’t understand how humidity can change a redhead’s hair into a vermillion topiary, impervious to the earth’s gravitational force and extending sideways like a tree branch.”
So far, she has succeeded in raising awareness to her children, who have commented that her hair is like “Simba’s dad from The Lion King” and that her face resembles a “chewed up caramel.”
Sources say Lowery’s neighbor mistook her for an unkempt Old Testament prophet when she put out the trash in her robe at 7 a.m. No word on how her husband is taking the demonstration, as he refrains from conversation with is wife until after she has had her morning coffee.
A version of this post first appeared on Creepy Ginger Kid
About the Author
Crystal Lowery is an American mom working in England. By day, she does medical research, by night she wrangles two small children, a boy and a girl. She has made millions laugh on The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Sammiches & Psych Meds, In the Powder Room, Mumsnet and others. You can find her blogging at Creepy Ginger Kid and she’d love for you to follow her on Facebook.