The obvious assumption for a broad segment of society is that I, as a 25-year-old woman, should not like that I'm going gray.
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Apparently my gray hair is the tipping point. In truth, I think it's because going gray is synonymous with looking old, and our culture prizes and promotes us doing exactly the opposite.
Gray hair may not be for everyone, but aging is. The question is: To dye or not to dye; where do you stand?
Sure it's fun when I'm mistaken for being 15 years younger, as happened last summer at a thriller writers conference I attended, but how important is that, really? Isn't what kind of person I am and what I've accomplished what matters most?
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