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Top 10 Posts of 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2017
Happy New Year Gingers & Ginger Philes! Here were the best posts of 2017: Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day! An ode to red hair. The No Eye Makeup Experiment Could also be called the no eyebrows & eyelashes experiment. Do Men Like Makeup on Redheads? More importantly, do any redheads care? Exotic Redheads: Offensive?: Is exotic... Read more »

Redhead Thanksgiving

Redhead Thanksgiving
Things I’m thankful for this year as a ginger: That it’s cool to look different these days. For sunscreen. For the EPA calling out sunscreen that doesn’t work. For Devachan and access to people who actually know how to cut curly hair. Prince Harry. Being old enough to have learned how to accept my uniqueness.... Read more »

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!
If you ain’t a redhead, then you probably don’t get why this holiday is important. Most of us gingers have a similar story: we hated our hair growing up. It invited bullying, teases and jabs from other kids, because well, kids bully kids for being different. It’s probably no different from having a gap between... Read more »
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Ginger Phile No. 29

Ginger Phile No. 29
Last spring/summer, I dated a man who seemed to think I was the one. I was skeptical of his advances but agreed that something about us together just seemed right. We felt really comfortable with each other. He was sweet and nerdy and cute but not too nerdy. We laughed at the same things. We... Read more »

Solange Understands Gingers

Solange Understands Gingers
At the urging of the in crowd (channeled to me through glossy magazine interviews), I started listening to Solange, Beyonce’s baby sister. I had resisted in the past because, well, I don’t care all that much for Beyonce. I know somebody’s probably going to try to find out where I live and cut my vagina... Read more »

Redhead Bullying

Redhead Bullying
Last night, feeling pretty fresh about yesterday’s National Love Your Red Hair Day blog post, I am minding my own fucking business, taking the Ashland bus down to meet some friends to play Whirlyball, and I hear some dude making random comments. I don’t understand what he was saying, and I have a feeling he’s talking... Read more »
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Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!
It’s so shocking how sometimes what we think is our biggest flaw can turn into our best asset. I hate how messy I can be, but apparently that makes me more creative. I often stick my foot in my mouth, but some people truly appreciate my honesty and frankness. I often think too much, but... Read more »

On Being Different

On Being Different
I am unique. And not in the “I’m a Millennial, look at me!” way. Instead, I am statistically unique: 2 Percent: I have the rarest hair color in the world: red. 1 Percent: Even rarer, I have the rarest hair/eye combination in the world: red/blue. 1 Percent: I have the rarest personality type in the... Read more »

2016 New Year's Resolutions for Redheads

2016 New Year's Resolutions for Redheads
1. Wear sunscreen. Everyday. One of the best things you can do for your health and to prevent wrinkles is wear sunscreen. Look for products with SPF 15; that’s all you need. An easy way to incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine is by using moisturizer that is already combined with SPF. 2. And while... Read more »
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What Labor Day Means for Redheads

What Labor Day Means for Redheads
Gingers, rejoice! Summer is over, and soon you’ll be able to go outside again without turning into a fireball. Ginger parents, be very afraid! A new school year could mean new bullying for your ginger. Consider homeschooling them, especially if they are male, or simply dying their hair blonde and eyebrows black. Also please consider... Read more »
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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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