Subversive Element



  1. Hey Tony. Stumbled on the podcast linked to this strip after a loooong time away from the blogosphere. Love it!

    Weirdly, I just had my hair dyed purple yesterday. Turning 50 soon, and I feel like such a cliche! (Woman hitting mid-life and having odd coloured hair.)

    For me, it is about not becoming the invisible older woman. My hair is grey-white, and I have no desire to pretend it isn’t i.e. do the usual dying it back to the colour it was when I was in my 20s, that many folk of my vintage do. I guess it is a case of saying (to whoever) “Yes, I may be getting old, but I will not be boring!” I have become aware – over the years – that I come across as unique, so I am choosing to lean into it. Has taken me a while to get to this point, but I am cool with it now (I think!)

    When I had turquoise hair a few years ago, a lass in a cafe thought it was so cool, I got extra bacon in my breakfast roll! So there is that. 🙂

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    1. Extra bacon in your breakfast roll is definitely nothing to sneeze at! I think I’m at the age where I need to start leaning into whatever the hell I am. Predictably, I still don’t really know what that is, so I’m glad you seem to have a handle on that. I don’t even know if the invisible older man is a thing in the same way as being an invisible older woman in this society, and actually I’m pretty sure it isn’t. Still, I’ve felt pretty invisible my whole life, so I’m kind of wondering it’s all much the same from here on in. I guess I’m going to find out either way. So glad you’ve rejoined the blogosphere. Welcome back!


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