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What do I say? [04 Jun 2009|12:41am]
I'm about to go live with my parents for a couple months while I take a summer class. The problem is that my parents live in a tiny tiny little farming community in rural upper peninsula of michigan, drenched with all the American stereotypes of the ignorant, racist, guns-n-beer, kinds of folk.
Every single time I go home, I get stared at by strangers. More accurately, my hair does.
So my question is, what do I do when someone is giving me the blatant, stare-directly-at-me or possibly the point-at-head-and-whisper? It makes me extremely uncomfortable and a mixture of ashamed of my fellow humans, and appalled by their confrontational manner, especially people who have said stuff either to my face or purposefully within earshot. I think I need some kind of reply in these situations because it's plain rude. I was thinking I could say "They're dreadlocks" neutrally and leave it at that. They must be curious, right? Of course there's the ever-popular 'take a picture' but that's not so fresh or informative. Many people in my hometown have never even seen a person who isn't white, or who isn't from the U.S., or who has an "alternate" appearance.
Seriously.

What would you do or what have you done in the past?
I'm specifically not looking for rudeness back (unless push comes to shove, ladies and gents), just a reminder that they're being inappropriate and that it's a hairstyle, not some weird fuck-up of something.
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[04 Jun 2009|01:06am]
Any other solo-dread heads here?


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Belated pride picture [04 Jun 2009|04:56am]
Even though this is from my last set (and I can't remember if I've posted it here before) I wanted to share this photo after stumbling upon it. Apologies if you've already seen it, here or elsewhere!

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And happy Thursday to all of you.
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only one pic... edited to add two more [04 Jun 2009|08:57am]

taken today.....   



(*Edited to add closeup pictures of the two sleeves in my hair, since folks keep commenting on them, but the picture doesnt show them that well....*)

These are two of the more simpler recycled trading card dread sleeves i've made... 

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blaze [04 Jun 2009|02:03pm]
since you guys happen to like my posts, I decided to do it once more^^)

photo by Andrey Inostranec




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Way Out West [04 Jun 2009|02:41pm]
I posted maybe a month ago and mentioned my friend and I were going on a roadtrip westward- Montana as her endpoint, Seattle as mine. Thought I would post a few pictures from said trip. I havent uploaded everything yet, but these ones probably showed my hairs the best- with a few thrown in for fun.

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I cant go anywhere without making a million stops along the way, heh.
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[04 Jun 2009|10:55pm]
okay okay i'm really bored i've been sitting here watching Law and Order SVU all day so i took some pictures cuz i kinda liked the way i look today and i think i'm acting weird because i haven't slept yet! and i'm hungry. but here are pictures and then i made you guys a movie.

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