|novia de Frankenstein|
This is what I look like more regularly, say while listening to music and riding the elevated train around Chicago:
|probably listening to 70's soul r&b|
I don't care about looking attractive to men.
You might think, "What are you talking about? You look great." But I think it's particularly significant for a Latina to chop off all her hair like this. Of course, the way women wear their hair tends to be important everywhere and has been since time immemorial (the Bible gives prescriptive advice on hair), but I've noticed that married Latinas often have to take their husband's opinions into account when they want to cut their hair. I understand wanting to be attractive to one's husband so I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but it just shows how important long hair is to a lot of Latinos. Middle-aged Mexican American women tend to wear our hair to at least our chins and often to our shoulders, even into our 50's and 60's. I'm newly single and long-time Mexican, so to crop my mop like this can be interpreted as a deliberate statement.
Please, world, interpret my oddly short hair as a deliberate statement. Having just finalized my divorce three months ago, attracting a new romance - or whatever - is neither on my list of priorities nor on my list of when-I-have-time's. Does this haircut make me look like a feminist? A dyke? A gringa? A boy? So be it. That's fine with me.