011: Buzzcuts, Chaos and Femininity

No Deep Dives

28-03-2024 • 22 mins

Well, at least now it's abundantly clear that I really do take my dreams seriously. Why did I shave my head? It came to me ... in a dream (literally).

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In this episode of No Deep Dives, Flex discusses her decision to shave her head exploring the strangely personal and societal implications of her choice. The discussion covers Flex's textbook impulsive nature, the sensation of freeing herself and a reflection on femininity and masculinity. Flex then delves into the complex relationship between blackness and hair, challenging stereotypes and attempting to embrace a more authentic self-expression. The episode also covers the adjustments to her beauty routine, the unexpected social changes post-buzz cut, and the redefinition of her own perception of beauty. Flex's experiences with strangers, the maintenance required for short hair, and the broader personal and social reflections form the core of this insightful podcast episode.

00:00 Welcome to No Deep Dives 01:16 The Decision to Shave My Head 04:37 The Impact of Going Bald 06:02 Relationship Between Blackness and Hair 10:48 Life Post-Buzz Cut 20:56 The Maintenance of a Buzz Cut 22:17 Reflecting on the Journey and Community Engagement

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