kathymckinnon: “I really tried for a while to go with the Adam…

kathymckinnon:

“I really tried for a while to go with the Adam Ant look. I tried to put an Antinspired braid in my hair and asked my mom to shave back my scalp in imitation of Adam Ant’s receding hairline, which to me was purely a matter of fashion and not a desperate attempt to disguise biological reality as New Romantic flourish. She refused. I also asked her to bleach the top of my hair blond in emulation of Howard Jones. She refused. And to aid in my creation of a Jonesesque rat tail in my hair. She refused. She wouldn’t let me do anything.”