Wednesday, 15 December 2010

At liberty to let rip

"When Lara moved away from home at the age of sixteen she was immediately at liberty to do whatever she wanted to her hair:
I moved to (area of Sheffield) and just went mental. I just let rip.  I grew my hair, I dyed my hair, I backcombed it, I left my crimpers on twenty-four hours a day...I stuck my hair up and it was like (indicates a foot above her head)....All the colours of the rainbow, one after the other and sometimes more than one at once."
Holland, S. Alternative Femininities: Body, Age and Identity. Berg, 2004

Photography by Billy Kidd on

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