Growing up with red hair can be tough, and the frustrating part about that is, when a redhead gets older, there’s often a point of realisation when they notice that being ginger is just so darned cool.
This ‘ginger epiphany’ of sorts could be triggered by feeling comfortable in your own skin, realising that the bullies got it all wrong, loving your rare genetics, or just enjoying standing out from the crowd.
Whatever the reason, the earlier this ginger epiphany occurs the better. Here are some empowering words of wisdom about the awesomeness of redheads from those who know how cool they are.
“While the rest of the species is descended
from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” Mark Twain
“People remember you when there’s
a sea of faces. It helps.” Christina Hendricks
“It was like autumn, looking at her. It was like driving up north to see the colours.” Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
“If you’re betwixt and between, trust
the one with red hair.” O.R. Melling, The Hunter’s Moon
“The thing I love the most about my red hair
is the same reason why I used to hate it,
and it’s the fact that it makes me different.” Rebecca Mader
“I’m a ginger, and there’s not much more fun you can get as a ginger. And I think that’s why there’s a lot of resentment toward the ginger community. We’re vikings, essentially.” Michael Fassbender
“All the action adventure girls have red hair.
Whenever it is an independent girl,
not a sidekick person, when she has her own
mind or does as good as the guys,
she has red hair.” Marion Roach
“The redhead stock is very high at the moment.
This might be a unique moment in recent history:
redheads everywhere are doing well:
Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Julianne Moore, me, Lily Cole.” Damian Lewis
“My grandmother always said my red hair
was my calling card! And I never realised how
much I identified with it until I had to dye it
blonde years ago for a role.
It felt so weird, and I couldn’t wait to
go back to my regular shade.” Julianne Moore
“I love my red hair. It makes me spunkier.” Lindsay Lohan
“If you’re ginger, you end up pretty quick-witted.” Ed Sheeran
“I was ridiculed for having red hair;
for having freckles. But whatever you
are ridiculed about that makes you
different is what you’ll celebrate in the future.
If I wanted to dye my hair, I could, but I
realised that’s who I am, and my differences
make me special.” Jessica Chastain
“Redheaded women! Those blood oranges! Those cherry bombs! Those celestial shrews and queens of copper! May they never cease to stain our white-bread lives with super-natural catsup.” Tom Robbins
“I like having hair that looks
like a volcano is erupting.” Karen Gillan