HELLO! I HAVE BEEN AWAY ALMOST A MONTH! SORRY! Also, sorry for the capitals, it has been a long time, I've almost forgotten how to do this! I really didn't want to be one of those people who goes off to university and never ever posts any more because they are FAR too busy living their FABULOUS NEW LIFE to blog, but um, I kind of have been. Sorry! It's not that I don't want to, but it's just a completely different way of life here and a completely different routine to fall into. I am having a lovely, wonderful, amazing time & I've met some really cool people. Sheffield is really cool, and my course is amazing. I was really tense for a few days because I really, really didn't want to not like it, but I do! Yaaaaay! I've had quite a bit of work to do, overwhelmingly so in some respects, so blogging topics are a little thin on the ground, BUT here is a little photo diary from Sheffield of how I've been wearing my hair recently! Terrible quality webcam selfies only I'm afraid (I left my big camera, remote & tripod at home for the first term)
Huge, amazing, pouffy (what I call) pin up hair. I love and miss this. It really made me feel like a classic blonde bombshell! Oh vanity, thy name is Charlotte. At this point, the pink was fading out and it was back to that weird, washed out blonde.
I am very proud of this! I put my hair into a victory roll on one side, and kind of twisted my fringe away to the side in a slightly different, more forties style than I usually do.
From more angles.
Aaaand a pretty big change! I went home last weekend & got my mum to dye my hair back to purple. I really loved the pink & I think it was my favourite colour that I've been, but it just fades so quickly & costwise I just can't really justify that right now. Anyway, this was the day after I was kind of ganged up on by two guys I hardly knew in an "feminists r manhaterz!1" argument thing, so I wanted to, I don't know. Sort of fight back against that in my own way. Basically dress like a feminist alien princess, so I could prove to myself that it doesn't really matter what people (boys!) like that say, because I know that I am right. And that's something that can't ever really be taken away. Yeah. So, bad bitch cat eyeliner, feminist violent violet hair, and my cross stitch feminist necklace.
(I also went to my first Women's Committee meeting that night, which was a bit mixed. It was a bit ~white feminismy~ which I can't really be bothered to get into now, but I wrote about it on my tumblr here. But everyone really liked my necklace, and I think they said they might want me to run a workshop making them! Then I went to burlesque class, which I LOVE and was the perfect feminist cherry on my day cake. That analogy doesn't really work, but let's go with it!
Also, another vain selfie commemorating my excellent headscarf/quiff/earring/entirely purple outfit game.
I do have quite a few things to blog about (including some exciting new purchases!!1!), but I'm not sure how much time I will realistically have to devote to blog posts over the next few weeks as I have three consecutive assessments due, eek! I'm probably going to be on tumblr more than I will be on here, just because it's much easier and quicker to use blah laziness blah. Also, I just want to say thank you as I have noticed my follower count creep past the 200 mark, and I just want to say that is so cool! So, thank you.