There’s something really inspiring about a person entirely accepting themselves as they are in all their glory and imperfection. While we live in a changing world filled with new concepts, fresh ideas, and seemingly daily embraces for new kinds of people, we rarely feel free. We rarely feel accepted. We rarely feel able to unconditionally love ourselves.
This movement was an idea of older ladies who decided to ditch social norms and no longer feel ashamed or embarrassed by the gray hairs on their heads. These courageous, beautiful women are willing to celebrate themselves and their bodies and show love to themselves instead.
These beautiful women who are ditching hair dye in order to show off their natural gray hair aren’t just women saving money on trips to the hair salon. They aren’t just a bunch of older ladies who are fed up with social norms. Women shouldn’t be ashamed or embarrassed by the gray hairs on their heads or feel any need to cover up. They are brave and beautiful women of all ages willing to celebrate themselves, their hair, and their life in the face of questions and leers. They’re paving the way for other women to resist social expectations and embrace their hair color, eye color, body shape, shoe size, or whatever. While social media, magazines, and social norms are all clamoring for them to “hide their gray hair,” these women are choosing to love themselves instead.
The gray hairs one these women’s heads are not a sign of shame or old age. They are a determined celebration of life and proof of a life well lived. But don’t take my word for it, check out the video!