Lena Waithe Admits Queer Stereotypes Made Her Hesitant to Cut Locs

Lena Waithe Admits Queer Stereotypes Made Her Hesitant to Cut Locs

Chicago’s personal Lena Waithe just lately opened up about her resolution to snip her signature lengthy locs in trade for a low reduce, admitting that the stereotypes positioned on sure members of the LGBTQ group made her hesitant to embrace the large chop.

“I felt like I used to be holding onto a chunk of femininity that will make the world really feel snug with who I’m,” Waithe instructed Selection on the crimson carpet for the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation’s annual grants banquet.

“I feel I assumed for a very long time, ‘Oh, if I reduce my hair, I’ll be a stud, I’ll be — within the homosexual world, there’s loads of classes — I’ll be a stud or I’ll be a butch,’ and I’ve all the time thought, ‘Nicely, no, I’m not that, I’m nonetheless delicate,’ and I mentioned, ‘Oh, I gotta put that down ’trigger that’s one thing that’s outdoors of me.’”

The Emmy-winner went on, “If individuals name me a butch or say ‘she’s stud’ or name me sir out on the earth — so what? So be it. I’m right here with a swimsuit on, not a sew of make-up, and a haircut — I really feel like, ‘Why can’t I exist on the earth in that approach?’”

Letting go of her locs made her really feel, “so free and so glad and so joyful, and I actually stepped into myself.”

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