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This is Beth. Celebrating.

Exhibit opening 2012:

November last

(That’s me on the left.)

Exhibit opening 2013:

November this

(That’s Liz on the right, me next to her sporting a spiky version of this month’s do.)

What strikes me (besides dramatic do change): how fortunate I am to work on projects like these, with fabulous people.

This is Beth. It was a happy accident – Liz says fate – that we ended up with Orange and Blue January dos.

We’re both Denver natives, born to support the Broncos.

Bronco hair

D is for Devoted! At the Denver A to Z exhibit at the History Colorado Center (Be the Barrel Man).

This is Beth. When I tell people about this little hair/blog project, they often have their own do-related tale to tell. It often has something to do with how their hair has something to do with their identity.

Liz and I both work at museums; we recently saw this in an exhibit in Minnesota:

MN Hist

The label: “To many American Indians like the Dakota, long hair is culturally significant. By forcing children to have their hair cut, boarding schools were destroying a piece of the student’s identity.”

The reference to an enormously tragic part of history brought a few things to mind:

  • We’re lucky to pretty much control our own hair.
  • We should have control over the rest of our bodies too (I’m a big fan of women’s reproductive rights and can’t help but think of recent political debate).
  • How much of our identity has to do with our hair?
  • Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
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