Hair and Femininity: I Cut My Hair and Opened My Eyes

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But my short hair can also make me feel bigger, taller, more direct. With no hair in my eyes, I feel more capable of looming when I want to. Because I understand our cultural norms, I do realize my hair is sending a bit of a no-nonsense message, which I sometimes lean on. It's easier to hold eye contact. If you're looking at my face, there's nothing around it to distract you. There's nothing else to look at. Just me.