posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 07:39 AM
As you can see from my avatar, I'm a redhead and *very* proud if it. I wondered if there are any other redheads out there who want to celebrate and
show off their fabulous hair colour for all the world...well, BTS anyway...to see? Fans of redheads also very welcome...of course.
I got teased mercilessly as a child for having red hair, and I gradually realised that it made me much stronger and more resilient, growing up with
the constant torments of being called "carrot top", "ginger!" (which I hate with a passion...it's NOT ginger, it's RED!), and a few other not so
nice names. It's a very cruel thing to do to any child.
There is also a long, and not really spoken about tradition in Scotland that redhaired women are witches...well, that's right!*wink!*...and I feel
the prejudice even in my own family...they are always trying to get me to cut my hair short...to make less of it...when I have long hair almost to my
waist that I want to show off.
So...can we show off and celebrate a bit please? It's such a special thing and quite rare, although I believe Scotland has the highest percentage of
population in the world with red hair, at about 13%.
Also, if anyone knows of other indiginous peoples around the world with red hair, irrespective of skin colour, let us all know...I think there are
African Caribbean people with dark skin and red hair who have Scottish ancestry...I hope I got that right!
And Famous Redheads..
Let me kick off with a few...
Add some more please!
Caitlin (the redhaired witch...and proud of it!)