Here’s What Happened When One Queer Woman Dressed More Feminine For Her Job
This photography series is the brainchild of artist Coco Layne, who, after buzzing the sides of her head, realized that simple changes in the way she styled her hair could impact her own gender representation. She thought about her experiences applying for jobs last year, and how presenting herself as a “more conservative, feminine candidate” helped her land a position at a women’s retailer.
"I’m a relatively feminine person most days, but I had both sides of my head shaved at the time," Layne recounted in an email interview with The Huffington Post. "Without makeup, I looked more masculine than I did before, and the hair I had wasn’t long enough to part down the middle. I ended up wearing a black bob wig and a lot of make up to the interview."
She got the job. The memory of the way she toyed with gender presentation during that time inspired “Warpaint,” pictured above.
Source and Image Source: HuffPo
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