Lily Patterson is a fourth year from Carmel, California, majoring in English and Art History. In addition to intering with Iris (2016-2017), she is an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, VISAS, The Pioneer, and is a college writer for The Huffington Post.
You’re at a party. You’re laughing, probably holding a cup of something, or using those hands to wave high in the air, dancing, or grabbing a friend around the shoulders, drawing them into a tight hug.
Bleached and dyed and tugged and straightened and curled and dried and oiled and trimmed and chopped. It’s a cumulative result, a regenerative but at the very least temporally affected font of keratin that can be a vehicle for self-expression, a curtain of self-defense, or somewhere in between. It’s a woman’s hair.