You know, it feels so odd to me that we even have to have this conversation, though clearly we do.

I can’t imagine touching another person’s hair unless they were an intimate family member or lover. Maybe it’s just me, but that seems like such an incredible violation of space.

It’s an intimate act that requires intimacy between the two people involved.

Intimacy and permission.

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store