Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Will Miss #69 - Japanese blonds

In a country where kids get teased for having wavy or curly black hair and adult employees who have dyed their hair a shade of brown have to use a kind of black shoe polish applicator to hide their brown hair during working hours, seeing people who just go for the most shockingly different choice of hair color is inspiring. It's one thing to dye your hair green or fire engine red in countries where diversity is tolerated and celebrated, it's quite another to do so in a country where the nail that sticks out gets hammered down.

I'll miss seeing people who are brave enough to just go as far as they can in being different in a country where conformity is the norm.

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